Off The Field

Usman Khawaja calls for privacy after police arrest and charge brother

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has asked for privacy after his older brother was arrested in New South Wales on Tuesday. Arsalan Khawaja was arrested in relation to “documents allegedly found on University of NSW grounds in August this year containing plans that purported to facilitate terrorism attacks,” NSW Police confirmed.

The 39-year-old has been charged with one count of attempting to pervert justice and one count of forgery – making a false document.

“I won’t say much. It’s a matter for the police to deal with it,” the 31-year-old star told reporters. “Out of respect for the process, it would be inappropriate for me to make any further comment.

“I just ask for you to please respect my privacy and my family’s privacy at this time.”


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