Genk's young Belgian international Christian Benteke appeared in court on Wednesday on charges relating to a violent carjacking, Belgian news agency Belga reported.
The 20-year-old striker was accused of theft with violence after an incident on Saturday.
Benteke was arrested with two other individuals on suspicion of beating up a man before making off in his car.
The victim had to be treated in hospital for injuries suffered in the attack.
After his court appearance in handcuffs in Liege, Benteke was released from custody.
On Tuesday the player denied 'formally these allegations' in a statement released by his club, claiming he had been interviewed by police purely as a 'witness'.
Benteke has three international caps to his name and began his career with Standard Liege before joining reigning Belgian champion Genk.
His name does not figure in Belgium's squad for the coming friendlies against Romania and France.
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