Haneef was wrongly charged
The judicial inquiry, ordered by the Australian government, into the bungled arrest of Indian doctor, Mohammed Haneef, on terrorism charges in July last year has concluded that there was insufficient evidence for the authorities to lay charges against him, ‘The Australian’ reported on its website . The inquiry has found it would have been “prudent” to defer the cancellation of Dr Haneef’s visa and his deportation, the newspaper reported. The report is critical of the prosecution case against Haneef, identifies failures of criminal intelligence, and recommends a standing review of the anti-terrorism laws and sweeping controls for the Australian Federal Police the intelligence services in relation to immigration. But the report, commissioned by the present Labor government of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, has cleared the previous Howard government of any improper behaviour, conspiracy or political motivation in ordering the detention and later deportation of the Indian doctor from the Gold Coast in July last year.