Cricketer Usman Khawaja's brother charged over 'terrorism' notebook

Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja’s brother arrested over alleged planned terrorist attack

Sydney terror arrest: Man arrested over documents allegedly found at University of NSW

The brother of Australian cricket star Usman Khawaja was charged on Tuesday with creating what police described as fake plans for attacks against prominent people that led to the imprisonment of another man he saw as a rival for the affections of a woman.

Arsakan Khawaja had been arrested by the police in the suburban Sydney on Tuesday and now is being investigated regarding the case and producing false documents, which had the target list of high-profile people and imply his former university colleague Nizamdeen.

He was charged with attempting to pervert justice, by giving untrue evidence in proceedings against Kamer Nizamdeen, and forgery, by making a false document, Canberra Times said.

The charges relate to the mistaken arrest in August of a colleague, Mohamed Kamer Nilar Nizamdeen, a PhD student working at the University of NSW.

But the police's failure to match the two handwritings saw the Lankan being released.

The brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has been arrested as part of an ongoing state counter-terror investigation.

Assistant police commissioner Mick Willing told reporters that Mr Nizamdeen, 25, had been the victim of a "planned and calculated" ruse, which he said was "motivated, in part, by a personal grievance".

The seized notebook allegedly contained details of a terrorist plot on a number of Sydney landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House, police and railway stations.

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It allegedly outlined threats to kill former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, former foreign minister Julie Bishop and attacks on a number of iconic sites.

"Out of respect for the process, it would be inappropriate for me to make any further comments".

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According to the Herald, Mr Nizamdeen is now suing police over his arrest, claiming the authorities were "immature" and "unprofessional" in the way they treated him.

"I just ask for you to please respect my privacy and my family's privacy at this time".

Khawaja has now been charged by police.

Pakistan born Australian batsman Usman Khawaja is due to make a return from injury this Thursday against India in the first of a four match series.

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