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Shakeela Shahid fears Arsalan Tariq Khawaja will stalk her again once released from jail

The woman at the centre of a fake terror plot fears her obsessed admirer will continue to stalk her once his jail sentence is over.

Shakeela Shahid, 23, worked with cricketer Usman Khawaja's younger brother Arsalan Tariq Khawaja and Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen, 25, in IT at UNSW.

Khawaja was infatuated with Ms Shahid and was jealous when he thought there was a relationship brewing between her and Mr Nizamdeen.

Resolved to get his preceived love rival out of the way, he forged entries with plans of a terrorist attack in Mr Nizamdeen's diary in August 2018. 

Shakeela Shahid (pictured), 23, fears her obsessed admirer will continue to stalk her once his sentence is over

He was last month sentenced to four-and-a-half year jail with a non-parole period of two-and-a-half years, which means he could be free in June 2021.

Ms Shahid said the sentence was too lenient and she fears the 'nightmare is not over'.

'Four years is nothing for ruining two people's lives - one of them so much he had to flee the country - and a for a joke about terrorism, its a sentence that carries a maximum of 10 years - he deserved more,' she told The Daily Telegraph. 

'It doesn't give me closure in any complete sense, my nightmare is not over. I worry he'll try to make contact with me when he gets out of jail. 

'I'm told he wants to get in touch with me, I don't want to have to take out [a restraining order] to keep him away, but I will.' 

Arsalan Tariq Khawaja (pictured) forged entries with plans of a terrorist attack in Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen's diary in August 2018 after he thought there was a relationship brewing between him and Ms Shahid

Kamer Nizamdeen (pictured) was arrested, thrown in jail for four weeks, including Goulburn supermax, and charged with terrorist offences

The diary with the fake terror plot included death threats against then-prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and the governor-general, 

There were also plans to attack police stations, an Anzac Day ceremony, the Boxing Day Test match, and landmarks including St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney. 

Because Khawaja wrote it in Mr Nizamdeen's diary, the innocent student was initially arrested and charged over the alleged terror plot and spent four weeks in prison, including time in Goulburn's Supermax.

When police uncovered the truth, the charges against Mr Nizamdeen were dropped and he was released and returned to Sri Lanka for good.

He slammed the Australian Federal Police investigation 'immature, unprofessional, irresponsible, embarrassing, and biased'. 

 Ms Shahid (right) joined the UNSW Hero Program in 2016 where she oversaw a team recycling old laptops for use in Aboriginal communities and disadvantaged schools

Khawaja (left) was last year in November sentenced to four-and-a-half months' jail with a non-parole period of two-and-a-half years which means he will be out in June 2021 (Pictured right is cricketer Usman)

A month later, Khawaja was charged with attempting to pervert justice and forgery by making a false document.

Mr Nizamdeen's father said there were several other reasons why Khawaja held a grudge that allegedly caused him to commit fraud.

'Khawaja was jealous of Kamer's achievements at university and work. He is an exceptional young man,' he told Daily Mail Australia.

'He also has good looks and was taken for photoshoots to be a poster boy for the university, which made Khawaja more jealous.'

Police alleged Khawaja was also upset his up-and-coming subordinate was about to be promoted to a junior project manager in the IT team.

Ms Shahid graduated in November 2018, is of Pakistani heritage like Khawaja and enrolled at UNSW in 2015.

Friends described her as bubbly, outgoing, and easy to talk to, but also very skilled and dedicated to her studies.

 Friends described Ms Shahid (right) as bubbly, outgoing, and easy to talk to, but also very skilled and dedicated to her studies.

During her four-year degree she undertook numerous extra-curricular career building projects including five months at accounting firm Deloitte.

Ms Shahid joined the UNSW Hero Program in 2016 where she oversaw a team recycling old laptops for use in Aboriginal communities and disadvantaged schools.

'I got out of the program was a lot more than what I anticipated. It taught me interpersonal skills which I really enjoyed learning,' she said in a testimonial.

She also spent a month in China in 2017 visiting tech giants like Alibaba, JD.com, Baidu, and Tencent, and last year and won best speaker at a boot camp for management consultant group Accenture.

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