Defence Attorney Fareed Ali, who represents Jamaat Leader Hassan Ali, has confirmed his release.

Imam Hassan Ali was released from police custody at 4:15 pm on Monday.

The Imam was arrested in the later hours of last Saturday as a person of interest in the kidnapping of another male.

The latter made a report to the police concerning these allegations.

Fareed Ali stated that at this time three other male members of the Jamaat remain in police custody pending enquiries.

The three other men are ages 33 , 36 and 41.

They are said to be awaiting the completion of identification parades.

Fareed Ali maintains that he was instructed by his clients that they know nothing of the allegations the police have alleged they committed.