LONDON: Britain's Labour Party on Sunday suspended peer Nazir Ahmed over reports that he offered a 10 million pounds ($15.9 million, 12.1 million euros) bounty for the capture of US President Barack Obama.
"We have suspended Lord Ahmed pending investigation," a Labour spokeswoman said.
"If these comments are accurate we utterly condemn these remarks which are totally unacceptable.
"The international community is rightly doing all in its power to seek justice for the victims of the Mumbai bombings and halt terrorism."
Lord Nazir Ahmed denied the comments but spoke out against Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"I did not offer a bounty. I said that there have been war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan and those people who have got strong allegations against them - George W Bush and Tony Blair have been involved in illegal wars and should be brought to justice," he said from Pakistan.
"If the Labour Party want to suspend me I will deal with the Labour Party. They will have to give me some evidence," he added. (AFP)