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Australian officer investigating Haneef case dies

An official investigating the case of Indian doctor "dropped dead" at work amid enormous pressure, says Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty.

world Updated: Jul 26, 2007 14:55 IST

An official investigating the case of Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef "dropped dead" at work amid enormous pressure, Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty on Thursday said.

Keelty said the man died of natural causes last week amid intense pressure on the AFP.

"There are enormous pressures here. One of the pressures that I haven't spoken about publicly is that one of the investigators dropped dead in the investigation room on Monday last week, so the investigation team has been through a very emotional and stressful time," he was quoted as saying in the media on Thursday.

Haneef is being held in detention on charges of recklessly supporting a terrorist group.