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2 charged with attack on Brar

London, Oct. 8: Two men were charged by Scotland Yard early today in connection with the attack on retired Lt Gen. Kuldip Singh Brar in central London on September 30.

Brar, who suffered a neck wound and is now recovering at his home in Mumbai, and his wife Meena may have to return to London in due course when the full trial begins. It is assumed that they will be the chief prosecution witnesses and will be required to give evidence.

Police named the two men as Barjinder Singh Sangha, 33 (date of birth 25/3/79) of Wolverhampton; and Mandeep Singh Sandhu, 34 (DoB 30/4/78) of Great Barr, Birmingham. They were “charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm on Lieutenant General Kuldip Singh Brar in Old Quebec Street, London W1, on Sunday, 30 September”.

Sangha was “further charged with common assault on Meena Brar”. They are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later.

While Sangha was arrested at a residential address in Wolverhampton at 5pm on October 4, Sandhu was held after a car was stopped on Heath Lane in West Bromwich on the same day at 7pm.

Scotland Yard today also gave news of one more arrest. A 27-year-old man was arrested from a residential address in west London yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. He remains in custody at a south London police station.

In all, a gang of four had set upon 78-year-old Brar as he and his wife were returning after dinner to their hotel near Marble Arch in London.

 
 
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