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Three in London court over Indian general stabbing

Published on Dec 7, 2012 8:45 PM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Three men charged with stabbing the Indian general who led a deadly 1984 raid on Sikhism's holiest shrine in India appeared in court in London on Friday.

Lieutenant General Kuldeep Singh Brar was attacked by a gang of four and slashed in the neck as he was walking with his wife near London's busy Oxford Street shopping area on Sept. 30.

The retired general was treated in a London hospital and discharged the following day.

Gen Brar spearheaded Operation Blue Star, a military raid against Sikh separatists in Amritsar's Golden Temple that killed an estimated 1,000 people in 1984.

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