Bangalore : Muhammad Haneef had a smile on his face Sunday night as he returned home to Bangalore after a 25-day ordeal in Australia as a milling crowd of well-wishers and mediapersons at the airport greeted him enthusiastically.
Haneef arrived by Thai Airways flight TG 325 from Brisbane via Bangkok, reaching here at 9.35 p.m. He was immediately taken for immigration clearance.
He was accompanied by his wife Firdous Arshiya’s cousin Imran Siddiqui and lawyer Peter Russo.
Haneef’s father-in-law Ashfaq Ahmed and two maternal uncles of Firdous, Humayu Siddiqui and Iqbal Siddiqui, were there to greet him. His wife and their one-month-old daughter Hania were at home.
The 27-year-old doctor, who was working as a registrar in the Gold Coast Hospital in Queensland of Australia, was held July 2 at Brisbane Airport when he was to board a flight home.
He faced the charge of aiding the failed terror plot in Britain but was finally cleared of any involvement Friday and boarded the flight home the next day.