CBI quizzes Lt Gen Tejinder Singh in Adarsh case

The CBI has questioned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh, in connection with the Adarsh Society scam.

Mumbai: The CBI has questioned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh, named by Army Chief Gen VK Singh as the person who had allegedly offered him a bribe of Rs 14 crore, in connection with the Adarsh Society scam here.

CBI sources said he was quizzed yesterday about how he got a flat in the controversial society, the source of his funds and to check the veracity of documents.
When contacted, Singh said over phone that he was not an accused in the scam and was called by CBI to verify some facts about his flat in the Adarsh Society.

"They had asked me how I had purchased the flat, what was the source of funding, my income and genuineness of my signatures on the documents... It`s a normal process and all other members of the society have also been questioned by the CBI," Singh said.

Adarsh Housing society had come under CBI scanner after it was alleged that land which was allotted by the state for welfare of servicemen and their widows was in fact used for the benefit of relatives of politicians, public servants and senior service officers including former army chiefs.

The then Maj Gen Tejinder Singh was Commander of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat region between 2005-07 and has a flat in the society.

The Comptroller and Auditor General in its report on the scam last year had pointed out that all service officers except one who were in-charge in Maharashtra between February 1998 and July 2010, became beneficiaries as per the list of the members of the society.

Tejinder Singh, a former director general of Defence Intelligence Agency, had been questioned by the CBI in New Delhi connection with the alleged bribe offer made to Army Chief VK Singh.

He had filed a defamation complaint against the Army Chief and four other Army officials rejecting the allegations that he had offered the bribe for clearing a deal for 600 "sub-standard" vehicles.


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