Usman Khawaja's elder brother sentenced for framing a colleague in fake terror plot

Usman Khawaja’s elder brother sentenced for framing a colleague in fake terror plot

Usman Khawaja's elder brother was involved in forgery while framing a fake terror plot.

Arsalan Khawaja
Arsalan Khawaja. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja’s elder brother has been put behind the bars for the act of framing a colleague in a fake terror plot. Arsalan Tariq Khawaja has been sent to jail on Thursday and admitted his act for the same action. He forged entries in the record book of his University of New South Wales colleague Kamer Nizamdeen in August 2018. He did these actions because of being jealous of that co-worker for having contact with a mutual female friend.

Nizamdeen was arrested and was locked up in maximum –security jail for four weeks as he was labeled as a terrorist in the media before police discovered the reality that he has been framed. Khawaja also admitted his act of calling up the authorities in 2017 above a love rivalry. He framed the man of whom he was jealous and made visa and terror accusations on that person including that the man had trained overseas.

In the latest turn of events, the reality has popped up, and the 40-year-old Khawaja has been jailed by the New South Wales District Court Judge Robert Weber. He has been sent to jail for a period of four years and six months with a non-parole term of two years and six months. The term was backdated while he made his first appearance in the custody. Hence, he will be only eligible for release on parole in June 2021.

Arsalan Tariq Khawaja made fake entries on 22 pages of the notebook

Khawaja at least made entries on 22 pages of a notebook and gave it deliberately to university staff. The notebook talked of death threats against then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the governor-general. The notebook also had a list that talked about attacking police stations along with the Boxing Day Test cricket match in Melbourne. Judge Weber has clearly stated that Khawaja’s ‘unforgivable’ actions had dire impacts on Nizamdeen.

Nizamdeen’s statement revealed all the trauma and emotional harm he suffered all this while. He has returned to Sri Lanka and is not even able to visit his fiancée in the United States after his visa got cancelled as a result of this unfortunate incident. He was framed by Khawaja and the series of events impacted his life in the worst manner.