India vs Australia 2018: Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja’s brother Arsalan has been charged over a with attempting to pervert justice and forgery. This happened after he allegedly used fake documents containing a terror plot to kill senior politicians to “set up” his colleague over a personal grievance.
Arsalan was formally charged after he was arrested confirmed the police. The fake terrorism ‘hit list’ was found in a university notebook. He has also been denied bail and will be presented in the Parramatta Local Court later today.
Earlier, Arsalan had faced questions regarding the notebook which led to the wrongful arrest of PhD student Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen in August.
He had told the press that he felt sorry for Nizamdeen, but did not apologise.
“We feel very sorry for [Nizamdeen] and what was happened to him but what we will be alleging is that he was set up in a planned and calculated manner,” he told reporters in Sydney.
Khawaja was arrested in Parramatta, western Sydney on Tuesday.
“We believe that this was planned and it was calculated,” Assistant Commissioner Mick Willing said.
“We have no information to suggest that there is any ongoing threat to the community arising from our inquiries into the matter.”
In a statement earlier on Tuesday, New South Wales police confirmed a 39-year-old man had been arrested as part of a joint counter-terrorism investigation. “The arrest relates to documents allegedly found on University of NSW grounds in August this year containing plans to facilitate terrorism attacks,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, Australia hosts India for the first Test at Adelaide starting December 6 and Usman Khawaja who is making a comeback to the team after an injury would not be in the right state of mind with so much happening in his personal life.