• 1994,  Arrest,  Chalinder Hughes,  Ivan Milat,  Newspapers

    Ivan Milat Arrest : Milat felt police call was a joke

    Ivan Milat thought an early-morning telephone call warning him that armed police were about to raid his home was a prank. In conversations taped by police just minutes before his arrest on May 22, 1994, Ivan Milat told police he thought it “really weird” that they would phone him before approaching the house, and he had thought the call was made by someone from his work. Siege and counter-terrorist negotiator Detective Sergeant Wayne Gordon said he had called the house at Eagle Vale in Sydney’s south-west just after 6:30am and told Milat police had surrounded the house. “Mr Ivan Milat, is it?” A male voice answered, “No.” “Is Ivan Milat there?” “No, he’s not…

  • 1996,  Chalinder Hughes,  Ivan Milat,  Newspapers,  Photos

    Ivan Milat and Chalinder Hughes

    When asked by a policeman, “how do you feel about your boyfriend being the backpacker killer?”, Chalinder Hughes, who’s been dating Ivan Milat for 4 years, could not accept the police allegations about her boyfriend that were thrown around like stun grenades. “The description of the wanted person didn’t fit Ivan. He’s not into provoking people. A very calm person. Not violent and he doesn’t lost his temper. He would never strike a woman, let alone rape and murder. He has a great respect for women. This I know. Ivan is more likely to walk away than have an argument. This is the worst crime imaginable. I’d rather be dead than…