London, UK—Lieutenant-General Kuldeep Brar, 78, was attacked as he walked with his wife in central London in 2012. Brar took part in the 1984 Genocide and attack on Darbar Sahib and Akal Takht Sahib, Amritsar in which thousands of innocent men, women and children were murdered in cold blood by Indian forces on one of the holiest days of the Sikh calendar.
Three Sikh men and a woman have today been sentenced to jail for the attack. Mandeep Singh Sandhu, 34, of Birmingham, Dilbag Singh, 37, and Harjit Kaur, 39, both from London, were convicted of wounding with intent.
Barjinder Singh Sangha, 33, of Wolverhampton, had admitted the charge.
The retired general and his wife, Meena, were heading for a night out in the West End when the attack happened on 30 September 2012, Southwark Crown Court heard.
Mandeep Singh Sandhu and Dilbag Singh were sentenced to 14 years, Harjit Kaur was jailed for 11 years while Barjinder Singh Sangha received a sentence of 10 years and six months.
Kaur followed the human rights criminal and his wife on the day of the attack, keeping her accomplices informed of the target’s movements, who were in waiting.
When the couple reached Old Quebec Street, Sangha “drew a knife as the other men held [Brar]”, the jury were told.
He was left with a 12-inch cut running across his neck and jaw and another three-inch cut to the jaw.
His protection ranking was raised to the highest possible following the attack.