New Delhi: Former Army Chief Gen V K Singh today told a Delhi court that ex-Lt Gen Tejinder Singh, who has filed a criminal defamation case against him and four other Army officials, is pursuing a "sinister anti-national agenda" to malign and demean the Indian Army.
In his reply filed before Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Jay Thareja on Tejinder Singh`s plea seeking cancellation of bail granted to him, Singh said Tejinder was "maliciously" prosecuting top serving and retired Army officers.
"The application moved by the complainant (Tejinder)...Is vehemently opposed as the same is merely an outcome of the whims and fancies of complainant who is pursuing a sinister anti-national agenda of maligning and demeaning the Indian Army for reasons best known to him by maliciously prosecuting top serving and retired officers of the Indian Army," Singh said in his plea.
The former army chief said he has an "impeccable service record quite contrary to that of the complainant (Tejinder)" and the application seeking cancellation of bail is aimed at "harassing" hi
Besides the former Army chief, others who were earlier granted bail are Vice Chief of Army Staff S K Singh, Lt Gen B S Thakur (Director General of Military Intelligence), Major General S L Narshiman (Additional Director General of Public Information) and Col Hitten Sawhney.
The other four also opposed Tejinder`s plea saying that it is "misconceived" and there is no ground for cancellation of bail granted to them.
Tejinder had on August 8 filed application seeking cancellation of the bail granted to them saying that four of the five accused have not appeared in the court to attend the proceedings and they might tamper with the evidence.
Tejinder had filed the complaint against the five alleging that he was defamed by the Army through its press release issued on March 5, which accused him of offering a bribe of Rs 14 crore to the erstwhile Army Chief to clear a deal of 600 trucks, a charge refuted by him.