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Usman Khawaja’s brother arrested over alleged ‘terror hit list’

Cricketer Usman Khawaja (L) and his brother Arsalan Khawaja (R). Photo: Facebook
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The brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has been granted bail amid accusations he framed a colleague with a fake terror hit list targeting senior politicians.

Arsalan Tariq Khawaja was arrested in Sydney’s west on Tuesday morning following an investigation into the document which was allegedly found at the University of NSW in August.

The 39-year-old, who is charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice and making a false document, was granted bail during an appearance at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday afternoon.

Under his bail conditions, he has to report to a police station three times a week, surrender his passport and not approach within 100 metres of the University of NSW’s Kensington or Cliffbrook campuses.

An acceptable person must also provide a $50,000 surety.

Khawaja’s charge sheet alleges he made a false document between July 1 and August 30 “with the intention that he would use it to induce a person to accept it as genuine and thereby to influence the exercise of a public duty”, being investigative functions of police.

He’s also accused of lying to AFP and NSW Police officers between August 30 and September 13.