Published October 4, 2012 | 5:22 pm
Jaskaran Singh | Pardes Weekly
London: British police have arrested a further eight people in connection with the investigation into the attempted murder of an Indian army general KS Brar, who led the Operation Blue Star and was stabbed last week near London’s busy Oxford Street shopping area.
A further three were arrested on immigration matters unrelated to the attempted murder investigation.
On Friday, 5 October two people were arrested at 00:30hrs at a residential address in Hillingdon borough. A 42-year-old man was
arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and a 38-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
A further three men, aged between 30 to 42 were arrested early morning on the street on Queensdale Road, in Kensington and Chelsea
borough, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
After few hours, three more people were arrested at a residential address in Holland Park. Two men of them were arrested on
conspiracy to murder. One man, age 20, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Three more arrests were made at the same address on suspicion of immigration matters unconnected with investigation into the attempted murder.
All 15 are in custody at police stations in central London and west London.
A number of search warrants have also been executed in connection with this investigation. The searches are being carried out at a residential address in South Shields, a residential address in Birmingham and two residential addresses in London.
Enquiries are ongoing and police continue to appeal for information about the incident.
Police were called at approx 22:40hrs on 30 September to reports of a man assaulted in Old Quebec Street, W1 near the junction with Oxford Street.
Lt. General Brar, who is visiting London, was with his wife when they were approached by four men.
He was assaulted with what is believed to be a knife or sharp implement and suffered a wound on his neck. His wife was not injured in the attack.
The four men are described as being of Asian appearance, and were wearing dark clothing and long black jackets. They all had long beards. One of the men is described as younger and slimmer than the other three. They all fled in the direction of Oxford Street.
Three arrested in London attack on Gen KS Brar
London: British police claimed to have arrested three people in an investigation into the attempted murder of an Indian army general KS Brar, who led the Operation Blue Star and was stabbed last week near London’s busy Oxford Street shopping area.
Lt. Gen. Kuldeep Singh Brar, who helped lead a deadly 1984 raid in India on Sikhism’s holiest shrine Golden Temple Amritsar, was slashed in the neck in the Sept. 30 attack. Brar, 78, was treated and released from a hospital.
He told Indian media the attack was an assassination attempt.
Associated Press quoted Scotland Yard as saying that it had arrested a 33-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. It said another man in his 30s also was arrested.
The force said all three are being questioned at a London police station.Further investigation is on and names have not been released.