February 10, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
London, United Kingdom (February 10, 2013): According to media reports a 38-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the attack on the Indian army’s former Lt. Gen. Kuldip Sing Brar here last September, taking to four the number of people accused in the case.
“Harjit Kaur appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm on Lieutenant-General KS Brar,” a Metropolitan police spokesperson reportedly said.
Harjit Kaur, from Hayes in west London, is the fourth Sikh to be charged in the case along with Barjinder Singh Sangha (33), Mandeep Singh Sandhu (34) and Dilbagh Singh (36).
The three Sikh men had appeared at Southwark Crown Court on January 18, when Mandeep Singh Sangha reportedly admitted that he had assaulted Brar for his role in armed attack on Sri Dabar Sahib, Amritsar in June 1984. It is notable that in June 1984 Indian army had attacked various Sikh Gurudwaras across northern states of India including Sri Darbar Sahib. This attack was code named as Operation Blue Star in which thousands of innocent Sikh pilgrims were massacred by the Indian army.
As per reports Sangha made it clear to the court that he did not assaulted Kuldip Brar’s wife Meena Brar.
All four charged in relation to the attack are scheduled to stand trial from April 2.
As per reports Sandhu has admitted that he was present at the scene but did not participate in the attack, whereas Dilbagh Singh has refused to confirm or deny even his presence on the day.
“The prosecution claimed there were a large number of eyewitnesses in the case and a timetable of witnesses will be submitted to the court by March 28”, Times of India (TOI) has reported.
“The court was also informed about additional evidence, including small parts of CCTV footage, telephonic and medical statements” the TOI report reads further.
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