Khawaja jailed over fake terror plot against Sri Lankan | Daily News

Khawaja jailed over fake terror plot against Sri Lankan

Australia batsman Usman Khawaja’s elder brother has been jailed after framing a colleague using a fake terror plot. Arsalan Tariq Khawaja, 40, admitted forging entries in the notebook of University of New South Wales co-worker Kamer Nizamdeen in August 2018, after becoming jealous of his contact with a mutual female friend.

The notebook, which was handed to university staff, contained death threats against the country’s then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, as well as a list of terror targets, including the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

Nizamdeen was arrested, locked up in a maximum-security jail for four weeks and incorrectly labelled a terrorist in the media before police discovered he had been set up.

(skysports)