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AustraliaClaims of Nizamdeen, Khawaja dispute are 'wrong', say Sydney friends

15:21  06 december  2018
15:21  06 december  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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Arsalan Khawaja , 39, was arrested by police in Sydney 's west, and charged with attempting to pervert justice, and forgery, by making a false document. The charges relate to the mistaken arrest in August of a colleague, Mohamed Kamer Nilar Nizamdeen , a PhD student working at the University of NSW.

Mr Khawaja , who worked in the same department as Mr Nizamdeen , had been partly motivated by a "personal grievance" over a woman, police said . Mr Nizamdeen , who has returned to Sri Lanka, has indicated he plans to seek compensation from authorities for his wrongful detention.

Claims of Nizamdeen, Khawaja dispute are 'wrong', say Sydney friends© Supplied Police withdrew a terror charge against Sri Lankan national Mohamed Kamer Nilar Nizamdeen.

Friends of a University of NSW student who was wrongfully detained over terrorism-related charges say claims he was "in a dispute" with the brother of an Australian cricketer over a woman are "wrong".

Arsalan Khawaja, 39, the older brother of the cricketer Usman Khawaja, was arrested and charged on Tuesday over allegations he planted a handwritten notebook containing a terror "hit list" to set up Kamer Nizamdeen.

Mr Nizamdeen was a UNSW student who also worked at the university with Mr Khawaja.

Mr Khawaja was allegedly motivated by a personal grievance between the two men in relation to a woman.

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Mr Khawaja , who worked in the same department as Mr Nizamdeen , had been partly motivated by a "personal grievance" over a woman, police said . Mr Nizamdeen , who has returned to Sri Lanka, has indicated he plans to seek compensation from authorities for his wrongful detention.

Arsalan Khawaja , 39, was arrested by police in Sydney 's west, and charged with attempting to pervert justice, and forgery, by making a false document. However Nizamdeen , 25, was released without charge in October, after it was demonstrated that the handwriting in the notebook did not belong to him.

His arrest this week came more than three months after Mr Nizamdeen was wrongfully arrested and charged over the notebook, before being cleared of all charges in October.

But friends who have known the Sri Lankan national since he started at UNSW in 2013, say he was unaware of any personal grievance held by Mr Khawaja, because "Kamer did not have any grievances or disputes with anyone".

"The idea that Kamer had a dispute with [Mr Khawaja] is wrong ... he didn't have any dispute with anybody in relation to a third party," said a friend, who asked not to be named.

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Arsalan Khawaja in custody in Sydney over alleged ‘hitlist’ that led to wrongful arrest of student Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen . Police will allege Khawaja attempted to set up Nizamdeen because of a dispute over a girl. On Tuesday Willing said police believe he was “motivated, in part, by a

Now, police allege Mr Nizamdeen was set up by Mr Khawaja . They allege Mr Khawaja forged the In October, officers raided the home where Mr Khawaja lives with his parents in western Sydney as The notebook had allegedly been discovered in a drawer in Mr Nizamdeen 's desk at UNSW, where

"Police are alleging [Arsalan] had a personal grievance ... related to someone else, but the only person that can truly answer that is Arsalan."

The friend said he had communicated by text message this week with Mr Nizamdeen, who was "relieved" following the arrest of Mr Khawaja.

"He was relieved that some of the other facts have come out," the friend said, adding, "we can speak for everyone who knows Kamer in Sydney here. He is a great guy. He is the last person you would expect to be caught up in this."

Mr Khawaja on Tuesday declined to comment on the charges "out of respect" for the police process.

Claims of Nizamdeen, Khawaja dispute are 'wrong', say Sydney friends© AAP Arsalan Khawaja leaves Parramatta Police Station after being granted bail on Tuesday.

A Colombo-based spokesman for Justice For Kamer (a campaign group set up on Facebook after Mr Nizamdeen's arrest) said Mr Khawaja was understood to be "jealous of Kamer’s professional work and his popularity in the workplace", adding that claims of a love triangle with another woman was "fake news".

The spokesman described Mr Khawaja's alleged plot as "vile".

Mr Nizamdeen was held in custody for four weeks in August, after a tip-off to police led to the discovery of the notebook, which allegedly contained plans to strike Sydney landmarks and senior politicians, including former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.

On Tuesday, Mr Khawaja appeared before Parramatta Local Court, charged with attempting to pervert justice, by giving untrue evidence in proceedings against Kamer Nizamdeen, and forgery, by making a false document.

He was granted strict conditional bail, to appear again on February 12.

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