London, Sept. 3. (PTI):
A 51-year-old former accountant has been charged with the murder of
NRI millionaire businessman Amarjit Chohan and four members of his family.
William Horncy, from Bournemouth in Dorset, was arrested by officers
from Scotland Yard's specialist Crime Directorate yesterday.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said that Horncy has been charged with murdering
Chohan and four members of his family.
Horncy, who is also charged with preventing Chohan's lawful and decent
burial, appeared at West London Magistrates Court this afternoon.
He is also charged with kidnapping Chohan, false imprisonment and perverting
the course of justice.
Chohan had a flourishing transport business with an annual turnover
of 4 million pounds.
Horncy is the second man to be charged with the murders, after Peter
Rees, 38. A third man, Kenneth Regan, 54, from Salisbury was arrested
in Belgium on Aug 2 in connection with the murders and is awaiting extradition
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Police in Belgium have arrested a man in connection with the murders
of a millionaire businessman and his wife, whose bodies were found floating
in the sea off Britain's southern coast, Scotland Yard said today.
Kenneth Regan, 54, who also goes by the name Kenneth Avery, was arrested
on Saturday in connection with the murders of Amarjit Chohan and his
family. Scotland Yard said Mr Regan is being detained for extradition
proceedings to take place.
Another man, Peter Rees, 38, of Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, has been
charged with the family's murder and with preventing Mr Chohan's burial.
Amarjit Chohan, 46, disappeared from his west London home along with
his wife, mother-in-law and two young sons in February. A canoeist found
his body in the sea near Bournemouth pier on April 22. The body of his
25-year-old wife, Nancy Chohan, was retrieved from Poole Bay, Dorset,
on July 15.
Mr Chohan's mother-in-law, Charanjit Kaur, 51, and the couple's two
sons, Ravinder, three months, and Devinder, 17 months, are still missing.
Mr Chohan ran a fruit and vegetable haulage firm, CIBA Freight, with
a £4.5m annual turnover.