LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Australia’s Attorney General has announced that the five doctors questioned by federal police have been released on the basis that they will be available for further questioning.
Philip Ruddock said that Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef was still being detained by authorities because he had attempted to leave the country on a one-way ticket, the AAP report.
“It’s not a question of whether people are in the clear or not, it’s a question of whether or not you have come to a view that they would continue to be available for questioning that might arise during the course of the inquiry,” he told the Nine Network.
“The distinguishing factor in relation to Dr Haneef from the others was that he was intent on leaving Australia . . . he had a one-way ticket.
“There are explanations that have been offered by his family for that but what I think what the police have wanted to ensure is that he would continue to be available for the questioning that they’re undertaking.”