Non-bailable arrest warrant for Altaf Hussain in 'intimidation' case
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) issued on Wednesday a non-bailable arrest warrant for Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain in a criminal intimidation case registered on the complaint of Colonel Tahir Mehmood of Sindh Rangers.
On August 1, the ATC-III had admitted a charge sheet against Altaf and ordered the issuance of a non-bailable arrest warrants for him. In the FIR, Col Mehmood - who led the paramilitary force in the March 11 predawn raid at Nine Zero, the MQM headquarters in Karachi - maintained that Altaf in a Geo News talk show threatened the officers who were part of the raiding team. Terming his words tantamount to a threat, the charge sheet quoted the MQM chief as saying: "Jin afsaran ne mere ghar par chapa mara woh Rangers ke afsaran thay, woh thay, woh ab thay hogaye (The officers who carried out a raid at my house were Rangers officers; they ' were', they have now become (things of the) past)."