Hassan Ali was denied bail on Friday when he appeared before magistrate Cheron Raphael in the Arima First Magistrates’ Court on Friday charged with demanding money by menace.
Ali, the father of Dana Seetahal murder accused Rajaee Ali, was arrested earlier this week.
The Carapo imam was arrested in November 2018 in connection with a report of kidnapping and assault, but was later released.
A special police unit, acting on information received on alleged gang-related activities in the Carapo district, went to Ali’s home, where he was arrested.
Ali was not called upon to plead, as the charge was laid indictably.
He was denied bail, as the police did not produce a case file so there were no summary facts with which to charge him.
Ali and co-defendants Isiah McDonald and Balmatie Harry were remanded in custody and will return to court on December 17.