I welcome the prison terms for the criminals who bashed Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, a Melbourne GP. Dr Haikerwal is a well known medico who is an ex-president of Australian Medical Association [AMA]. Criminals Alfer Azzopardi, Michael Baltatzis and Sean Gabriel have been sentenced to 18 and a half years, 16 and half years and 9 years and 9 months long prison terms respectively by Judge Joe Gullaci.
A message will go with these long prison sentences that Australia will not tolerate the crimes.
This Victoria Judge and Victoria police did a good job. The whole matter was investigated, prosecuted and sentences awarded in about 1 year which is quite fast. In many countries including India, it can take many years.
Thank you Justice Joe Gullaci.
Thank you also to the police team which did a good investigation and the DPP [Director of public prosecution] for the effective prosecution.
*I am attending American Heart Association Conference at Orlando, Florida currently.