Arsalan Khawaja Bail Revoked After Allegedly Breaching Conditions
The brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja will remain in custody until his next court appearance after allegedly breaching his bail conditions.
The 39-year-old was arrested at a Sydney home and also charged with allegedly attempting to influence a witness.
Khawaja was granted bail earlier this month on a $50,000 surety, after being charged with attempting to pervert justice and forgery.
He was forced to surrender his passport and was not allowed within a 100 metres of the University of New South Wales, as part of his bail conditions.
Khawaja is accused of setting up a university colleague, PhD student Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen, with a fake terror hit list.
"We believe that this was planned and it was calculated," Assistant Commissioner Mick Willing told reporters earlier this month.
"We have no information to suggest that there is any ongoing threat to the community arising from our inquiries into the matter."
Nizamdeen was arrested in August after the discovery of the “hit list”, written in a notebook in his desk at the university.
It listed a number of potential targets including former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and the Sydney Opera House.
But the charges against Nizamdeen were dropped in October after he spent a month in jail when handwriting experts were unable to link the writing in the notebook to him.
On October 20, 10 News First exclusively revealed Detectives had raided Khawaja’s home at Westmead as part of their investigation into the alleged setup.
Khawaja will front Parramatta Bail Court later on Friday.
More to come.
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