Australian Police

  • Australia raids Islamic centre, arrests two for jihadist links 6 days ago

    Brisbane: The raids involving 180 police came a day after the country's spy chief said he was "actively considering" raising the terror threat level over Australians' involvement in overseas militant groups. Australian Federal Police said the men, aged 21 and 31, were arrested for terrorism offences, alleging they were "involved in...
  • Aus police offer reward for fugitive Indian driver August 7, 2012

    Melbourne: Australian police have announced a reward of over $100,000 on an Indian man who killed a student in Melbourne almost four years ago before fleeing the country. Puneet Puneet was a 19-year-old learner-driver when he lost control and hit students Dean Hofstee and Clancy Cloker who were walking along City...
  • 4 Oz police officers sacked over racist emails October 10, 2010

    Melbourne: Four Australian police officers were sacked and disciplinary action initiated against 15 others in connection with the circulation of racist emails wherein they joked about the electrocution of an Indian. While four have been sacked, one has been demoted, another five have been fined up to $ 3000 and...
  • Civil right activists come out in support of Haneef July 16, 2007

    Brisbane: At least ten protesters gathered in front of the courthouse to denounce charges against Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef, charged in connection with last month's failed car bomb attacks in Britain. The protesters held up signs in support of civil liberties and suggested that Haneef's actions did not constitute a...
  • Haneef broke down before lawyer, pleaded to be freed July 14, 2007

    Melbourne: Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef, detained in connection with the failed UK terror plots, broke down in tears during a visit by his lawyer and told interrogators that he "is not a terrorist". Launching a court bid to free Haneef, who has been in the Brisbane watch house since July two,...
  • Haneef charged, Aussie court defers bail hearing July 14, 2007

    New Delhi: The Australian police on Saturday charged Indian doctor Mohammad Haneef with giving support to a terrorist organisation. He has been booked under the Terrorist Act for providing a SIM card to terrorists. The police say Haneef, who worked as a registrar at the Gold Coast hospital, 'recklessly' gave...