Another Indian doctor to head home from Australia
Aug 16, 2007 - 2:40:46 PM

Canberra, Aug 16 - Indian doctor Mohammed Asif Ali, who is being investigated after admitting to lying on his resume, will fly out of Australia Thursday night.

The Australian Federal Police - had earlier handed him back his passport, Ali's lawyer Simone Healy told reporters in Brisbane Thursday.

Ali had been working in the Gold Coast Hospital in Australia's state of Queensland since he was recruited from Britain. Last month, he was questioned by the AFP over his links with Mohammed Haneef, an Indian colleague at the hospital, who was suspected to have been involved in failed terror attacks in Britain.

Haneef flew back to India late last month after Australian prosecutors dropped the terrorism charge against him.

Simone Healy said Ali wanted to return to India to see his family in Bangalore, but did not want to lose his job at the Gold Coast Hospital.

He is currently suspended from working at the hospital.

Meanwhile, Australian Associated Press quoted acting director-general of Queensland Health Andrew Wilson as saying that Ali's investigation would continue.

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