MILITANTS’ TARGET: Kuldip Singh Brar (C) is escorted out of Mumbai airport after his arrival from London on October 3
BRITISH POLICE have arrested four people, including a woman, in connection with the attack on Lt Gen (retd) K S Brar, commander of Operation Bluestar in 1984. “Officers from the MPS have arrested three men and one woman on suspicion of conspiracy to murder in connection with the investigation into the attempted murder of an Indian man (Brar) in central London on September 30,” a Metropolitan Police Service spokesperson said. In the first arrest on Thursday (October 4), a 33-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman were held from Wolverhampton at about 17:00 BST, the spokesperson said. Another 34-year-old man was arrested after being stopped in a car in West Bromwich about 30 minutes later, while a 25-year-old man was arrested in the same circumstances at 19:00 BST, he said. “All four are being taken to a central London police station where they will be interviewed by detectives. Inquiries are ongoing and police continue to appeal for information about the incident,” he said. Brar (78), who had led Operation Blue Star 28 years ago to flush out pro-Khalistani militants from the Golden Temple in the north Indian state of Punjab, was on a private visit when he was attacked by four men in Old Quebec Street near Oxford Street on Sunday night (September 30). Brar was returning to his hotel along with his wife. Brar was stabbed and injured by four persons, suspected to be Khalistan sympathisers. He suffered a wound on his neck and cheek but his wife was not injured in the attack. The four men who attacked Brar were described as being of Asian appearance, all with long beards, and were wearing dark clothing and long black jackets. Earlier, the police had said that it was treating the attack as an attempted murder.
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