Putrajaya (Malaysia), Oct 27 : The ten leaders of the banned Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), who were arrested outside the Malaysian Prime Minister's Office on Thursday, were released on bail on Sunday afternoon.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Wira Mohammad Sabtu Osman confirmed that the eight men and two women were released on bail and that now they were required to report here on Nov 25.
About 50 supporters and family members had gathered outside the police headquarters early Sunday morning.
12 people, including three women and one child, were detained on Thursday after they were said to have tried to hand over to the Prime Minister's Office a memorandum calling for the release of the Hindraf leaders who are being detained under the Internal Security Act, before Deepavali.
One of the three women picked up was K. Shanti, wife of Hindraf chairman P. Waythamoorthy, who is in self-exile in London.