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Oz cops caught joking about Indian getting fried

By Samyuktha
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Australia
Melbourne, Oct 9: In a major embarrassment to the Victorian authorities, who have been backing the police's efforts to curb racially motivated attacks on Indians down under, a media sting has brought out the true attitude of a fraction of the Australian law enforcers.

According to a newspaper report, as many as 15 police personnel, including many highest-ranked officers, are set to face disciplinary action for circulating and joking about a racist and offensive e-mail through the police computer system.

According to the Herald Sun, the police officers circulated a video, which shows an Indian passenger on the roof of a train getting electrocuted as he touches the high-tension wires.

Besides having racist material, the e-mails were also pornographic, homophobic, and violent in nature, said the report.

Chief Commissioner Simon Overland has described the e-mail, being probed by by the Ethical Standards Department"s Operation Barrot, as "disturbing, offensive and gross".

Three superintendents and several inspectors were nabbed during an investigation.

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