A 25 year old Sri Lankan man named Mohamed Nizamdeen, who is in Australia on Student Visa, was arrested by the counter-terrorism unit at the University of NSW in Kensington, on a recent turn of events.
According to the police, the alleged suspect is charged with possessing documents, a notebook, that supposedly held detailed information on plans of terrorist attacks. Furthermore, the notebook contains the names of several locations and individuals as “potential targets.”
The places mentioned in the notebook are symbolic locations, according to the acting Detective Superintendent Mick Sheehy. He elaborated further, “We have psychologists and investigators looking at that document to try to interpret the intent and capability, but that is in essence the offence that is before the court.”
In a raid in Friday morning at about 2am, at an unit at Zetland, the police were able to find a number of electronic items also.
The accused was charged with collecting or making a document which is connected with preparation for the engagement and or assistance in a terror act.
The suspect was refused bail and in Waverly Local Court, and the case was adjourned to October 24th.
According to ABC news sources, the former prime minister and former foreign affairs minister were potential targets mentioned in the notebook.
However, he is not yet charged with being a member of terrorist group and is not known to have criminal history in Australia known to the police.