Aus cricketer Khawaja's brother accused of influencing witness

Updated: Dec 29, 2018, 10:58 IST | AFP

Arsalan Khawaja was released on bail in early December after appearing in a Sydney court on charges of forgery and attempting to pervert justice

Arsalan Khawaja
Arsalan Khawaja

The brother of Australian Test cricketer Usman Khawaja has been charged with trying to influence a witness over a case where he allegedly framed a love rival with a fake terror plot, police said yesterday.

Arsalan Khawaja was released on bail in early December after appearing in a Sydney court on charges of forgery and attempting to pervert justice. He was rearrested on Thursday "after allegedly attempting to influence a witness" in the counter-terror investigation, a New South Wales state police spokeswoman said. Arsalan was charged with breaching his bail conditions and influencing a witness in judicial procedures. He was refused bail yesterday.

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