Finally, light at the end of the deep, dark tunnel?

It ain’t over till it is really over, but after a week of torment, are things finally looking up for Mohammed Haneef? The Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahmed has met the doctor’s young wife Firdous Arshiya. A cousin from his wife’s side, Imran Siddiqui, is winging his way to Australia. And, above all, the Australian Police have finally admitted discrepancies between their interrogation of Dr Haneef and the affidavit filed by them before the court.


In this picture released by the family, mister and missus in happier times pose at Surfers Paradise during a beach holiday earlier this year.

Photo courtesy: Sydney Morning Herald


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7 Responses to “Finally, light at the end of the deep, dark tunnel?”

  1. Doddi Buddi Says:

    Dear All,

    Nice to know Dr. Haneef would be getting all clear soon. That is how justice should work. Just because he is from minority community, the standard of investigation need not be lowered…Well done the Aussies!

  2. Thyampanna Shettru Says:

    ‘Discrepancies’??? Really?? WOW!! Shocker!!! ;-)

    Well – It’s better late than never. SIM card excuse was embarrassing enough. Borrowing $300 or a SIM card transaction with your own cousin shouldn’t lead you to Haneef-treatment.

  3. aruna urs Says:

    Imran Siddiqui? sounds very familiar – must be the guy from “nanju malige”. I can imagine how helpful he might be. Opportunists, we all are.
    Thyampanna Shettru – I agree but depends on who your cousin is!

  4. Thyampanna Shettru Says:


    If my cousin gets into trouble, you can always question me and collect information so it would help the investigation. But, you can’t detain and charge me because I had dinner with him or borrowed a small amount of money!! You definitely need to establish more evidence than a SIM card or one-way ticket!!

    That’s where Aussies blew it big time.

  5. vsesh Says:

    Thyampanna Setru , you are on right track in questioning the appropriateness of taking serious view of the casual association of any person with his cousin who is an accused in a crime under normal circumstances. The case here is of different dimension. It is an act of international terrorist group. Detaining any suspect for his involvement in the terrorist plot is definitely not unreasonable. Australian cops too have taken a serious view on the clue how ever flimsy it may appear but detaining him even after not finding a bit of evidence in spite of thorough investigation is violation of human rights and all international norms. The one only way out is to expedite the process of release of Doctor Haneef

  6. Uttama Says:

    Hi Guys,

    I suggest you to read the very detialed comments from Dr Vaidya in the other blog ‘is Dr Haneef to be deported’. Unless caight in the act, associatesd who aid terrorism are very difficult to try and convict in a criminal court where juries sit. This does not mean as Dr Vaidya says that Dr Haneef is cleared.

  7. Doddi Buddi Says:

    T Shettrey!

    Sir, the rules, however unjust, are applied in Australia. Let us not forget that simple fact!

    I am still a ‘doubting Thomas’ when it comes to Haneef’s innocence…

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