By NVONews.Com Correspondent,
Mumbai: Operation Blue Star hero Retired Lt General Kuldip Singh Brar fears that the possibility of revival of Khalistan movement is very strong. To substantiate his points he said that funds are coming to separatists from groups in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.
Brar, who was attacked in London on Sep 30, reiterated that the attack was an assassination attempt on him. The Khalistanis want to take revenge as he, as the Major General then, led an attack on Golden Temple in June 1984 to flush out Sikh terrorists.
The former Army officer, who is now back in India, expressed disappointment over his security arrangements in India. He even sought security for all officers who were the faces of the Operation Blue Star.
Stating that his daughter does not live in London Brar (78) said she doesn’t need security.
On the reported move to shift him from high security cantonment area of Mumbai he said that he would resist all attempts to be shifted out of Mumbai.
He said for the last 20 years he finds Mumbai his home and it is absolutely safe. He also that he cannot be treated like a ‘football’.
Brar, however, added that he has no official information on any plan to move him out.
“There is no threat to the place where I stay. What is a safer place than this, unless it is in the middle of a forest, or in a prison or in a war cell. I don’t want to live a prisoner’s life,” he was quoted by the news agency PTI.
Lt General Brar, who is provided Z category security, the second-most extensive category of protection offered in the country, said he had informed officials about his plans to visit London. But the Home Ministry denied receiving any such communication.
Reports said that the government has called a meeting next week to review the security for those who were involved with Operation Blue Star in 1984.
The meeting, to be chaired by Union Home Secretary Raj Kumar Singh, will be attended by representatives of the Army and the Maharashtra Police. They will review whether a security lapse allowed the assault on Lt Gen Brar in London.
Meanwhile, Scotland Yard has arrested 15 people, including two women, in connection with the attack. The suspects are being questioned and sources said more places are being searched in London to get more clues in the case.