Indian doc continues to be interrogated
Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef, detained in connection with the failed UK terror plots, was on Saturday continued to be questioned by Australian police and a British counter-terrorism official in Brisbane.
Haneef, who worked as a registrar at the Gold Coast Hospital, was detained by police at Brisbane airport on Maonday as he allegedly attempted to leave the country on a one-way ticket.Police have been granted a legal extension to detain the doctor for questioning until 11.30 pm local time Monday night. The so called "dead time" provisions allow police a custodial pause.
The Australian police along with a British counter-terrorism official continue to interrogate Haneef. An Australian Federal Police spokeswoman on Saturday, however, said there had been no fresh development in the case.
Haneef is reported to be the cousin of brothers Sabeel and Kafeel Ahmed, two of the key suspects in the terror plots in London and Glasgow.
Federal police is sifting through more than 31,000 documents - some in foreign languages - seized in raids on Friday on two West Australian hospitals.
Five migrant Indian doctors working in Western Australia and New South Wales were also questioned by police on Friday as part of the widening probe into the botched terror plots.
At least one of the Western Australia doctors questioned on Friday lived in Britain before moving to Australia, the media here said on Saturday.
They now work at Royal Perth Hospital and Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital in Goldfields, 600km east of Perth.