TWO men who police alleged are gang leaders were released yesterday from custody after a writ of habeas corpus was filed on their behalf.

Their attorney, Christon J Williams, later commended the police for “respecting the judicial process” after releasing Anton “Boombay” Boney and Quincy Felix.

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Four other men held during the police “push-back” ­exercises in Sea Lots, Beetham Gardens and Laventille during the past few days—Cedric “Burkie” Burke, his son Revaldo Burke, Ancil “Chemist” Villafana and Akani “Dole” Adams—were also yesterday seeking freedom through the courts.

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One man is dead following a confrontation with police yesterday evening. While up to press time last night details were still coming in, the Express was reliably informed that the incident took place at about 5 p.m. at Maturita Extension, Arima.