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Money Laundering Case: Likely indictment of MQM founder, others today

LONDON: Charges likely to be framed against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder and other party leaders in money laundering case hearing in London on Wednesday.

The MQM founder and other party leaders Muhammad Anwar, Tariq Mir and Sarfraz Merchant are likely to be indicted under money laundering charges in a hearing at the Hammersmith Magistrates Court today.

In case of the indictment the MQM leaders would have to submit their answer to the chargesheet in Crown Prosecution Court on October 25.

The Scotland Yard had sent the evidences in money laundering case against MQM founder and others including Muhammad Anwar, Tariq Mir and Sarfaraz Merchant to the Crown Prosecution Service to sought legal help.

According to sources, British Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had declared the evidences with regard to the case as satisfactory and said that the case be tried in the court.

The case pertains to over half a million Pounds recovered from MQM founder’s house and other places related to the party.

The money-laundering probe was started during a raid at the MQM office in the end of year 2012 for investigation of Dr Imran Farooq murder case. The police found piles of cash hidden in cupboards. In another raid at the house of the MQM founder in June 2014, more than quarter of a million Pounds were recovered by the police.

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