Scotland Yard ends investigations against Altaf Hussain over PTI complaints
LONDON: The Scotland Yard has announced to end the investigations of incitement of hatred and violence by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief, Altaf Hussain in his speech, as was alleged in the complaints registered by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers and supporters – ARY News reports.
According to details, the Scotland Yard said on Wednesday that there was no offensive act found in the speech of the MQM Chief, Altaf Hussain during the protest against alleged poll-rigging and killing of a PTI leader Zahra Shahid Hussain, staged by PTI workers at ‘Teen Talwar’, soon after the May-11 General Elections in Pakistan.
MQM Chief, Altaf Hussain had turned down all the accusations against him and his party workers framed by PTI supporters in Karachi, after which PTI workers had resorted to registering complaints against him with London Metropolitan Police.
UK authorities had also confirmed that the Metropolitan Police received an “unprecedented” number of complaints about the comments made by Altaf Hussain during his speeches made from London in which he was alleged to have threatened peaceful protesters with violence.
PTI Chairman, Imran Khan had directly accused MQM to be behind the killing of Zahra Shahid Hussain, while he had also alleged Altaf Hussain of inciting hatred and violence in Karachi, following which PTI workers and supporters registered thousands of complaints online with the London Metropolitan Police.
However, today the Scotland Yard announced to end the investigations of those speeches of Altaf Hussain, saying that there was nothing offensive in that.
Scotland Yard ended investigations over lack of evidences regarding the controversial speech.
Zahra Shahid Hussain was shot dead outside her house in Defence Phase IV, just hours before re-elections in some polling stations of NA-250 were due to begin.
Zahra was a former PTI Sindh women’s wing president and a founding member of the PTI.