Bangalore : Firdous Arshiya, wife of detained British terror plot suspect Mohammad Haneef, Sunday said she was against Australia's reported move to deport him without dropping the charges against him.
Arshiya said she was awaiting an official word from Australia on its reported plans for Haneef, detained in Brisbane since July 2 and charged with being linked to his cousin and terror suspect Sabeel Ahmed in Britain.
Arshiya, a software engineer, said she stood by her earlier statement that she prefers her husband to face trial and come out clean rather than being sent home with stigma.
She took the stand after Australian Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews revoked Haneef's visa within hours after he got bail from a Brisbane court last week.
Arshiya said her cousin Imran Siddiqi, who flew to Brisbane Saturday, had called to inform that he had met Haneef's lawyers to discuss the charges against him.
Siddiqi had not given any indication when he is likely to meet Haneef, she said. She said she has sent a photo of the couple's newborn baby girl with her cousin to be shown to her husband.
The baby was born June 26 here. Haneef was detained when he was on his way to India on a one-way ticket, ostensibly to see his daughter and other family members.