Defamation suit against Army Chief in bribery case

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 15:23

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Lieutenant General (Retired) Tejinder Singh on Tuesday filed a defamation case against Army Chief General VK Singh and five others in connection with the bribery allegations made against him.

Tejinder Singh had earlier told a news channel that he was contemplating filing a defamation suit against the Army Chief for dragging his name in the bribery case.

The case was filed in the court of a metropolitan magistrate at Patiala House.

The retired General had further said that the meeting which he had with the Army Chief in September 2010 was personal.

The meeting had nothing to do with any contract, he added.

Singh also denied allegations that he represents an organisation called Tatra which supplies trucks to the Army.

Gen Singh had yesterday claimed that he was approached by a retired General with an offer of Rs 14 crore bribe if he cleared the purchase of a tranche of 600 trucks from a private manufacturer.

Reports had yesterday named Lt Gen (Retd) Tejinder Singh as the man who made the offer.

Defence Minister AK Antony corroborated Army Chief’s statement in Parliament today. He also said that the Army Chief had named Tejinder Singh while reporting the matter to him over a year back.

First Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 15:11

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