Tatra case: Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh summoned by court on Sept 1

A Delhi court on Thursday summoned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh for allegedly offering bribe to ex-Army Chief Gen (retd) VK Singh in Tatra truck deal case.

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2014, 12:48 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday summoned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh for allegedly offering bribe to ex-Army Chief Gen (retd) VK Singh in Tatra truck deal case.

While summoning Tejinder Singh, the court relied upon statements of former defence minister AK Antony, VK Singh and others.

The Lt Gen (retd) has been asked to appear before the court on September 01.

Last month, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has said Antony, a witness in the Tatra truck case, admitted that former army chief Gen VK Singh informed him of the bribe offer by Tejinder Singh for clearing the trucks' purchase file.

The CBI had filed a charge sheet against retired Army officer Tejinder Singh following VK Singh's allegation of bribery offer over irregularities in the import of heavy-duty Tatra trucks for the Indian Army.

The investigating agency in its nine-page charge sheet claimed that facts proved VK Singh's allegation that Tejinder Singh had offered him Rs 14 crore for clearing a tranche of "sub-standard" Tatra trucks for the Army.

In March 2012, VK Singh alleged that Lt Gen Tejinder Singh met him September 22, 2010, and offered him the money on behalf of Vectra group owner Ravi Rishi to clear the file for procurement of 1,676 Tatra HMVs (High Mobility Vehicles) for the army.

The CBI filed a case against Tejinder Singh in October 2012 under Section 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

On the basis of VK Singh's complaint, a preliminary inquiry was registered April 11, 2012.

The agency had also carried out raids at seven locations in Delhi, Noida and Mumbai Oct 20, 2012.

With IANS inputs