The retired Lieutenant General has denied Singh’s allegations.
“The minister said that the former army chief had informed him about the alleged bribe offer. The minister had made a statement about it in the parliament and had ordered a CBI probe to examine the complaint,” said a source.
The bribe offer was allegedly made on September 22, 2010, during Singh’s then stint as the army chief. Singh had informed Antony hours after the alleged bribe offer was made.
The CBI is also forensically examined an audio recording of the purported conversation that allegedly occurred between Singh and the accused officer but it did not yield substantial leads.
CBI has examined alleged link between the accused officer and the trucks’ manufacturing firm’s owner. The probe however does not have direct evidence.
When contacted by HT, Singh’s lawyer Vishwajeet Singh said Singh has given “sufficient evidence” to the CBI including “notings from the daily memorandum, the visitors’ register and a tape.”