KARACHI: Scotland Yard launched an investigation on the speech made by Altaf Hussian for its alleged hate speech content, Aaj News reported.
According to London police, the investigation concerns Altaf Hussain’s speech on March 11, 2015.
The MQM chief’s statement had come immediately after Rangers personnel raided the party’s Nine-Zaro headquarters in Karachi, arresting several workers and confiscating illegal weapons from the party’s office.
A senior official of the metropolitan police is handling the investigation. After completing the investigation, the case will be forwarded to the prosecution.
The statement by Scotland Yard comes as two dozen cases of hate speech have been registered against Muttahida Qaumi Movement cheif Altaf Hussain all over Sindh for inciting hate speech.
Cases against the party chief have been registered in Jacobabad, Khairpur, Larkana, Matiari, Hala, Hyderabad and Karachi.
The cases have been registered by civilians for bashing the armed forces and the FIA.
According to an FIR, Altaf Hussain made provocative speeches against a security agency, a private TV channel reported. FIRs were registered against the MQM chief in three police stations of Jacobabad. A citizen, Abdul Khaliq, registered an FIR against Altaf Hussain in Airport police station.
In Saddar police station, the case was registered by Ejaz Shah while Muhammad Mitthal registered a case against him in Dodapur police station. All the cases were registered under Section 153.
According to the text of the FIR, Altaf Hussain used derogatory terms for Pakistan’s security agencies and flayed Pakistan’s national security and its institutions. It says that the MQM chief wanted to create problems in Sindh and Karachi with his provocative speeches.