Businessman Zunaid Moti has been freed from a prison in Munich, Germany, where he was detained for more than two months.
The Star revealed that Moti was released after the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) said he was not being sought to answer for alleged criminal activities.
“The general secretariat of the international criminal police organisation hereby certifies that as of today, Zunaid Abbas Moti, born on September 3, 1974, is not subject to Interpol notice or diffusion,” read a statement issued by Interpol’s secretary-general.
Speaking on behalf of the family, lawyer Ulrich Roux said they were relieved at the outcome and that Moti would remain in Germany until all the legal processes to release him had been resolved.
“We are grateful to Interpol for their confirmation that Mr Moti is not subject to any Red Notice or Diffusion Notice. This has been a long wait, but Interpol have moved as quickly as their internal processes allow. Now that we have received these documents, our legal representatives will work closely with authorities to ensure that Interpol’s confirmation is acknowledged within the ongoing legal process in Germany,” said Roux.
Moti was arrested at a Munich airport on August 19 when he was leaving Germany. He had been in the country for business meetings.