Racist email scandal: India summons Australian High Commissioner

Angered over the racist e-mail scandal involving top Australian police officers, India on Saturday summoned its High Commissioner Peter Varghese and asked what action has been taken by his government in the matter.

Last Updated: Oct 09, 2010, 12:01 PM IST

New Delhi: Angered over the racist e-mail
scandal involving top Australian police officers, India on Saturday summoned its High Commissioner Peter Varghese and asked what
action has been taken by his government in the matter.

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna had directed the
Ministry to seek explanation from Varghese after emails
containing racial slurs against Indians by top Victorian
police officers was made public by the Australian media.

The Victorian police officers have been caught in a
racist e-mail scandal joking about the electrocution of an
Indian train passenger and suggesting that it could be "a way
to fix the Indian student problem" in Melbourne.

Varghese was asked what action has been taken since
the scandal has came to light, sources said.

PTI