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Latif JivaCounter terrorism officers have a launched a massive investigation against Bolton based businessman who has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering. He is being investigated alongside the leader of a Pakistani political party, reports Asian Lite best newsweekly for British Asians.

Loca police and media report that officers from the Metropolitan Police had raided earlier the Daubhill home of Latif Jiva and his business premises in Swan Lane Mill in January 2015. It is further reported that four other men have been arrested as part of the enquiry led by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

London-based Altaf Hussain, aged 61, is the exiled leader of the MQM — the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. It was at a time when the killing of activist Imran Farooq was being investigated the police stumbled upon loads of of pounds in cash at the home of Altaf Hussain. He was arrested on June 3 last year.

It has been alleged that The MQM indulges in extorting money from Karachi businesses and shipping the money to the UK with connection  and dealings in UK with Jiva.  It is believed and alleged that Jiva has had some dealings with the MQM.

The Met’s Counter Terrorism Command is managing the murder investigation and the money laundering probe.

A spokesman from The Met told Asian Image that detectives are not ruling out the possibility that the two investigations may be linked. Yakub Jiva, Latif’s father, whose house is next door to his son’s was also searched by police, has said his son does not know anyone from the MQM. He said: “He has got nothing to do with the MQM at all. We don’t know where this has come from.’’ He denies in any knowledge or any link or connection with MQM.

Jiva was kept in custody and quizzed by police while his office and the two homes were searched. Jiva ran Rosemead Designs, a home furnishings business which operated out of Higher Swan Lane.