Foreigner who defecated inside Islamic Centre released from custody

Masjid al-Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu al- Auzam (Islamic Center) in Male’ City. (Sun Photo)

The foreigner who arrested for defecating inside the premises of Islamic Centre has been released from custody by the police.

The incident took place on Friday night, following which a 40-year-old Indian man was arrested.

Criminal Court had only granted one-day in custody during his remand hearing.

A Police Spokesperson told Sun on Sunday that the man has been released from custody subsequent to the expiration of his remand. No further details, however, were disclosed.

Suspects are often presented before to court to extend initial remand periods. It is unclear why the police had not presented the suspect before court to extend his remand in this case.