Men accused of conspiring to commit violent disorder at Moghul Durbar restaurant, Leicester, in court
Seven men accused of conspiring to commit violent disorder at the Moghul Durbar restaurant in Leicester appeared in court today.
They are charged in connection with an alleged incident at the restaurant in East Park Road, Spinney Hills, on the evening of Monday, January 14.
A large group of people allegedly burst into the recently opened premises, and smashed windows.
A number of people were assaulted, and six people attended Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment to serious and minor injuries.
SUNDAY OPEN BUFFET EAT AS MUCH AS U CAN £6.99PP & A LA CARTE...View details
Come & Try our Delicious Menu with an Amazing 15% off all Food Bills on a la carte menu only
Terms: Lebanese & Mediterenian Menu With An Amazing 15% Off Your Food Bills on a la carte menu only
Contact: 0116 2169184
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
After an application made by the Leicester Mercury during today's hearing at Leicester Crown Court, Judge Michael Pert QC lifted an order made earlier by city magistrates forbidding the press from reporting the addresses of the accused.
The restriction was lifted despite requests from all defence advocates for it to remain.
Judge Pert said there were insufficient legal grounds for making such an order, and overturned the magistrates’ ruling.
Six of the accused men are from Derby.
They are: Surjit Pandher (28), a former prison warden, of Northfield; Gurmukh Singh Cheema (25), of Harrington Street; Ranjit Singh (21), of Harrington Street; Sundeep Singh Sangha (25), a gas heating engineer, of Wordsworth Avenue; Rajveer Singh Sangha (24), a college student, of Wordsworth Avenue; and Ranvir Singh (21), of Harrington Street.
The seventh defendant is Kahan Khalsa (26), of Rectory Gardens, Oldbury, Birmingham.
No pleas were entered and the case was adjourned for a plea and directions hearing. All seven men were remanded back into custody.