An AFP spokeswoman confirmed that Dr Haneef still remained under investigation. "The investigation into Operation Rain is continuing. We are unable to make any further comment," Australian daily The Age quoted her as saying while referring to the name of the police investigation related to Dr Haneef.
Dr Haneef's working visa was restored to him on December 21 when the full Federal Court dismissed a federal government appeal against an earlier court decision that the visa should be reinstated. On Jan 16 the Australian Government had decided not to appeal against the Federal Court's decision.
Meanwhile, in a related development, the Federal Labour Government is also learnt to have pledged to hold an inquiry into the handling of Dr Haneef's case. A spokesman for Attorney-General Robert McClelland said yesterday that arrangements for establishing the inquiry were still being considered, including its timing.
The former Gold Coast doctor was initially charged with supporting a terrorist operation after his old mobile phone SIM card was linked to figures involved in the Glasgow bombing, but the charge was dropped within a fortnight.