Sydney, Apr 4: An Australian Senator has asked the country's Federal Police as to what the nine police officers were investigating into Dr Mohamed Haneef's case. She said now, after Haneef has been discharged of the terror links charge, the police should close the case and let him continue with his life.
Greens Senator Kerry Nettle said that if the police continued to ponder over the case, it would make the Indian doctor nervous about returning to Australia to continue his profession. "I think it's concerning that there are so many people involved in the Haneef investigation. I want to know what those people are doing, I want to know if there's still a witch hunt and I want to know if the AFP are trying to justify the way they treated Haneef by finding something further to link him to what happened in England," the news.com.au quoted her as saying.
She added: "Haneef went through so much in terms of how he was treated in Australia by the AFP and other authorities. I think he should just be allowed to continue on with his life and I can understand how this would make him nervous about returning to Australia."
Dr Haneef had been working at the Gold Coast Hospital prior to his arrest at Brisbane International Airport last July over suspected links to a failed terror plot in the UK days earlier.
He was held in custody for 12 days before finally being charged with supporting a terrorist organisation for giving away his SIM card to his cousin Sabeel Ahmed, allegedly one of those behind the terror plot.
The charge was dropped in late July following a review of the charge by the commonwealth director of public prosecutions. Dr Haneef has yet to return to Australia despite winning a court battle to have his visa reinstated late last year.