Aussie Police Blame Scotland Yard for False Terror Arrest

Doctor back home, talks of 'trauma'
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Jul 30, 2007 4:58 AM CDT
Qurrath-ul-ain, right, mother of Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef shares a light moment with her younger son Mohammed Shuaib, left, at their home in Bangalore, India, Friday, July 27, 2007. Haneef was freed...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Australian police yesterday blamed Scotland Yard for sending them inaccurate information that led to the arrest of an innocent Indian doctor in the failed British bomb plots. Mohammed Haneef was detained for 27 days before being freed; he was welcomed by cheering crowds in Bangalore.

Scotland Yard claimed to have recovered Haneef's mobile phone card from the Jeep used in the Glasgow bombing, when in fact the card had been found hundreds of miles away in Liverpool, in the possession of another cousin accused in the plot, according to Australian police. Haneef said he had suffered the "the trauma of being a victim" and that if he had suspected his relatives of being terrorists, he would have turned them in.