Police on Wednesday said one more person had been arrested in connection with the attack on Lieutenant-General (retired) K. S. Brar in London on September 30, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to 14.
“A 29-year-old man was arrested at a residential address in the West Midlands on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. He currently remains in custody,” Scotland Yard said in a statement without disclosing his name or nationality.
So far, only two men — Barjinder Singh Sangha (33) and Mandeep Singh Sandhu (34) — have been charged.
The specific charge against them is wounding Gen. Brar “with intent to do grievous bodily harm.”
Mr. Sangha is also charged with “common assault” on Gen. Brar’s wife, Meena, who was roughed up when she tried to intervene.
The two were produced in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court here and remanded in custody to appear in the Southwark Crown Court on December 7.
Eleven others have been released on bail.
As the investigations continued, police again appealed for information and asked for witnesses to come forward.
Gen. Brar (78) was attacked by four men, whom he described as “Khalistani sympathisers,” when he and his wife were returning to their hotel in Oxford Street after dinner on the night of September 30.