A Sri Lankan man in Australia with a student visa spent the night behind bars after he was accused of a document that the police alleged contained plans for terrorist attacks.
Mohamed Kamer Nilar Nizamdeen was arrested by anti-terrorist agents at the University of New South Wales in Kensington on Thursday.
A university worker alerted the police after he allegedly found a notebook that named various "symbolic" places and individuals as "possible targets."
Several other electronic items were also seized during a raid on a unit in Zetland early Friday.
It was reported that the then prime minister of the nation, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop were on the alleged list, along with targets such as the Sydney Opera House, train stations and police stations.
The 25-year-old was accused of collecting or making a document that is related to the preparation, commitment of a person or assistance in a terrorist act.
The Nizamdeen visa expires in September. Police say he is believed to be affiliated with Islamic State, but has not been accused of belonging to a terrorist group.
He was employed as a contractor at the University of New South Wales and allegedly traveled to Sri Lanka and other areas.
Nizamdeen is not known to the police and has no criminal record in Australia.
The authorities insist that there is no concern for public safety.
The case was briefly mentioned in the Waverley Local Court on Friday. Nizamdeen did not apply for bail and was formally rejected.
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