Punjab government denied the charge by Lt Gen (Retd) KS Brar that the state government had downgraded his security from Z to Y category.
A lack of communication between Indian authorities appears to have led to the situation in which Lt Gen K S Brar (retd.) was left without protection.
Scotland Yard has appealed for information from members of the public on the Sunday night assault on Lt Gen KS Brar.
Lt Gen KS Brar is convinced that the assault was an attempt to assassinate him by "pro-Khalistan elements".
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Day in Pics: 27th January
Showbiz World - January 27, 2015