Australian police has learnt lessons from the bungled case of Indian doctor Mohammad Haneef, who was wrongly detained on terror charges, the new chief of the country's police said today.
"We took on board the comments that were made by the review," Tony Negus, the incoming Australian Federal Police (AFP) chief said.
"We think we've moved forwards a long way from there," he was quoted as saying in the Australian newspaper.
Negus replaces the outgoing chief Mick Keelty, who was at the helm of the AFP when Haneef was detained in connection with the failed London and Glasgow bombing of 2007.
At a press conference after being sworn in, the chief said: "We're doing a range of different things to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of law enforcement and I would like to think that going forward this is an organisation renowned throughout the world for very much the right reasons."
Haneef was imprisoned for two weeks and had his visa revoked during the investigation, but more than a year later, the AFP cleared him and dropped all charges against him.
An inquiry instituted into his detention later found that evidence against him was "completely deficient".
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said: "terrorism and serious and organised crime are key matters for consideration in our national security planning" as he welcomed Negus to the role, 'The Australian' said in a report.
AFP Learnt from Haneef's Bungled Case: New Chief
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