Two in court accused of murder of Indian general

 

Two men will appear in court today in connection with the attempted murder of an Indian general who had his throat slashed in central London.

A gang of four people stabbed Lieutenant General Kuldeep Singh Brar as he walked with his wife on Old Quebec Street near Marble Arch on September 30.

Counter-terrorism officers investigating the attack arrested a total of 12 people following searches at addresses in London and the Midlands.

Scotland Yard said detectives have charged two of the suspects with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm on the 78-year-old retired army officer.

Barjinder Singh Sangha, 33, of Wolverhampton, and Mandeep Singh Sandhu, 34 of Great Barr, Birmingham, are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court later today.

Singh Sangha also stands charged with the common assault of Meena Brar - Mr Singh Brar's wife.

The 10 other people held as part of the investigation have been bailed to dates in November, Scotland Yard said.

The Indian general, who was involved in a military operation against Sikh militants in Armritsar in 1984 that left an estimated 1,000 people dead, was visiting London when he was attacked.

He was taken to hospital with a neck wound and later discharged.

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