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Gb: Christmas intruder on the stand, ‘he wanted to kill queen’

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(ANSA) – LONDON, AUG 17 – Twenty-year-old British Jaswant Singh Chail, arrested on Christmas Day last year while trying to infiltrate with a crossbow in Windsor Castle, the now habitual residence of 96-year-old Elizabeth II, wanted to kill the sovereign . This is what emerged during the preliminary hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London of the trial that sees him accused of violating the Treason Act, the law that punishes crimes of high treason and outrage against the monarchy, for possession of a weapon offensive and death threats.

According to the prosecution, represented by Kathryn Selby, Chail had told a police officer “I am here to kill the Queen” before being handcuffed and arrested in Windsor. Earlier his murderous intent had emerged in a video in which the Indian-born young man, currently in custody at the high-security psychiatric hospital on Broadmoor in Berkshire, claimed to be on a “mission” of revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. or Amritsar, which took place in 1919 in Indian Punjab, then part of the British Empire. According to the accusation, Chail’s crossbow could have caused “serious or fatal injuries”. The next hearing is also scheduled for September 14 in London. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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