An Employment Tribunal have been ordered by the Court of Appeal to hear secret evidence to ensure a fair hearing for a terrorist’s cousin.

Kashif Tariq, the cousin of Tanvir Hussain, who was found guilty of plotting to blow up trans-Atlantic airlines, has lodged a race and religious discrimination claim after he was suspended from his role as an immigration officer by the Home Office due to national security concerns.

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Home Office should disclose the “essential gist” of the case against Tariq despite the government’s arguments that the hearing should be in private and evidence withheld from his lawyers.