(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The brother of Australian cricket star Usman Khawaja has been arrested for allegedly framing another man over a fake terror plot.
Police in Australia have charged Arsalan Khawaja, 39, with forgery and an attempt to pervert justice.
In August, police charged a Sri Lankan student in Sydney over an alleged plan in a notebook about killing Australian politicians.
Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen was detained for a month before being released.
The 25-year-old PhD student had claimed that that he was framed by a rival at his workplace, the University of New South Wales.
On Tuesday, police alleged Mr Nizamdeen had been “set up in a planned and calculated manner” by Mr Khawaja.
Mr Khawaja, who worked in the same department as Mr Nizamdeen, had been partly motivated by a “personal grievance” over a woman, police said.