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Brother of Australia cricketer arrested over fake terror 'hit list'

AFP  |  Sydney 

The brother of Australian Usman was arrested Tuesday by police over an apparently fake list of terror targets that included former Malcolm

A police source told AFP Arsakan Khawaja, 39, was arrested in suburban and is being questioned in relation to allegations he attempted to pervert justice by making a false document.

"The arrest relates to documents allegedly found on University of (New South Wales) grounds in August this year containing plans to facilitate attacks," police said in a statement.

newspaper reported that Arsakan is a university colleague of Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen, a 25-year-old who was arrested in August over the purported terror list, but later released, as the script did not match his handwriting.

It did not appear from the charges that the list was linked to any credible assassination plots. The motivation for writing the list is unclear.

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

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 10:50 IST