Brar attack: 1 of 3 accused pleads guilty
One of the three men charged with attacking Lt Gen (retd) K S Brar here, pleaded guilty of causing grievous bodily harm to the hero of Operation Blue Star, as the accused were on Friday remanded in custody to stand trial from April 2.
Barjinder Singh Sangha, 33, pleaded guilty to "unlawful wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm" at the hearing in Southwark Crown Court. Mandeep Singh Sandhu, 34, and Dilbagh Singh, 36, pleaded not guilty to the same charge.
Brar was attacked on September 30, 2012, in central London, while he was on a private visit here and was headed back to his hotel with wife Meena, who escaped unharmed and was instrumental in alerting passers-by with her screams to call the police.
Sangha also pleaded not guilty to a second charge of assault on Meena Brar.
Bribe for green nod: Father of alleged middleman held
The CBI has arrested the father of the middleman who was nabbed by the agency on Wednesday along with an Environment Ministry official on the charge of giving bribe to the latter for securing clearance to an Orissa-based steel and power company.
The agency took into custody Achyutananda Shrichandan of SS Environics late Thursday night after detailed questioning regarding his alleged role in the case. Achyutananda Shrichandan, father of Chinmaya Shrichandan who has already arrested along with Environment Ministry deputy director Neeraj Khatri.
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