Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Claiming that the enquiry against former Army Chief General VK Singh was a part of political vendetta, BJP on Friday said that he was in the dock for sharing the dais with Narendra Modi at a recent rally.
BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said the defence ministry’s decision to order a probe against General (retired) V.K. Singh in connection with a media-based report that he had allegedly ordered a technical unit of the army to unseat the Jammu and Kashmir Government when he was in office, was completely unjustified.
“General VK Singh is being hounded because he was seen by the side of Narendra Modi,” said Sitharaman.
She also chose to caution the government over the issue and said, “We caution the government to look into this, as the probe will result in complete trust deficit in the Army & demoralizing the armed forces.”
Media reports have claimed that General V K Singh set up a special unit in the army which tried to topple the Jammu and Kashmir Government.
The report claims that a secret Board of Officers inquiry has recommended that the CBI look into the matter.
Media report also claims that the unit set up by General V K Singh called the Technical Services Division (TSD), a part of Military Intelligence, tried to block General Bikram Singh’s promotion.
The reports said that the recommendation has been examined by the Prime Minister``s Office and the Ministry of Defence.
The report was prepared by Director General Military Operations Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia as part of a Board of Officers (BOO) formed by Gen. Bikram Singh to review the functioning of the top secret unit set up under his predecessor.
With agency inputs