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Altaf Hussain released on bail by police in London

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) supremo Altaf Hussain was released on bail on Wednesday after remaining in the custody of the London Metropolitan Police for two days. The Met Police announced Hussain s arrest on Tuesday, saying that an MQM-linked man in his 60s had been arrested in northwest London on suspicion of intentionally encouraging or assisting offences contrary to Section 44 of the Serious Crime Act 2007. Police told DawnNewsTV that Hussain had been released due to insufficient evidence to charge him with a crime . Sources within the party also confirmed the development. A number of chanting MQM supporters gathered outside the Southwark Police Station to show support for Hussain following reports that the party founder had secured bail. The sources said that the case against Hussain was still open and he could be called again [by police] at any time .

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