A cab driver of Indian origin Gurpreet Singh Ashreja has accused the Australian police of racism claiming that they just “smiled” when he approached them for help after a group of passengers refused to pay him the fare.
“I was stunned when the Australian police did nothing as they listened to the passengers racially abusing me just outside the Chelsea police station,” said Gurpreet.
He said he drove to the police station for support when his passengers refused to pay $47 in fares. “Instead, he alleges he received a loud dressing down and a lecture about use of the ‘f-word’,”
Gurpreet took the six passengers to the station on the advice of the cab company, hoping to get the rest of his fare. Police had been alerted and were waiting for him outside, but one told him it was a civil matter and police only dealt with criminal matters, according to media reports in Australia.
Gurpreet said the passengers got out of the cab and started shouting: “You…Indian b……., go back to your own country, The policeman was watching this and I could see a smile on his face”.