New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday took cognizance of a defamation complaint filed by Lieutenant General (Retired) Tejinder Singh against Army Chief General VK Singh, and four senior Army officers.
The court also fixed April 10 as the next date for pre-summoning of evidence in connection with the case.
The complainant, Lieutenant General (Retired) Tejinder Singh, has accused Army Chief General VK Singh, and four senior Army officers of criminal conspiracy to defame him.
Tejinder Singh had moved to the court after the Army Chief disclosed that he was offered a 14-crore bribe in 2010 to clear "sub-standard" trucks for use by the Army, apparently pointing fingers to the retired Lieutenant General.
In his defamation suit filed in a Magistrate`s court, Tejinder Singh asked the court to summon and initiate proceedings against General Singh for making the "libelous" statement against him in the media.
In his complaint, the retired Lieutenant General also named SK Singh (Vice-Chief of Army staff), Lt Gen BS Thakur (DG MI), Major General SL Narshiman (Additional Director General of Public Information) and Lieutenant Colonel Hitten Sawhney, accusing them of misusing their official position, power and authority to level false charges against him.