British police say they've arrested three people in an investigation into the attempted murder of an Indian army general stabbed last week near London's busy Oxford Street shopping area.

Lt. Gen. Kuldeep Singh Brar, who helped lead a deadly 1984 raid in India on Sikhism's holiest shrine, was slashed in the neck in the Sept. 30 attack. Brar, 78, was treated and released from a hospital.

He told Indian media the attack was an assassination attempt.

Scotland Yard said Thursday it had arrested a 33-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. It said another man in his 30s also was arrested.

The force said all three are being questioned at al London police station.