Melbourne, Oct 9 (ANI): After a series of attacks on Indian students in Australia, a racist e-mail scandal has broken out showing Victoria Police officers joking about a video which shows an Indian passenger on the roof of a train getting electrocuted as he touches the high-tension wires.
According to the Herald Sun, the police officers have been implicated for circulating a video of an Indian man getting electrocuted while sitting on top of a train and joking that it could be a way to fix Melbourne's Indian student problem.
The report says that 15 police officers face disciplinary hearings in the coming fortnight.
Chief Commissioner Simon Overland said the emails were "disturbing, offensive and gross."
The paper reports that some of the highest-ranked police officers have been implicated in the scandal, which also involves pornographic material.
Three superintendents were nabbed during an investigation into the circulation of inappropriate emails through the police computer system. Several inspectors have also been caught.
Emails probed by the Ethical Standards Department's Operation Barrot contain pornographic, homophobic, racist and violent material. (ANI)