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Gen VK Singh finally sends details to CBI

delhi Updated: Apr 11, 2012 08:21 IST
Rajesh Ahuja
Rajesh Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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Army chief General VK Singh on Tuesday sent a lieutenant colonel to the CBI headquarter with details on the alleged bribe offer made by retired lieutenant general Tejinder Singh almost one and half year ago.

According to sources, the general has provided some supporting documents to buttress his claim of the bribe offer.

"But the supporting documents do not contain any audio or video compact disc," clarified a source.

The general has requested confidentiality from the CBI officials while dealing with his complaint.

"We are examining the details to see what evidentiary value it holds. By Wednesday we will take a call on the issue of holding a preliminary enquiry on the basis of it or straightaway registering an FIR in the matter," said an official of the agency.

According to sources, a Lt Col rank officer reached the CBI headquarters at around 11am with the details on the alleged bribery episode and stayed there for at least two hours.

He reportedly met DIG Praveer Ranjan, who is supervising the investigation into the matter. Later, the CBI brass including the director, special director, director of prosecution and joint director held a meeting on the issue of further action on the complaint sent by General VK Singh. The decision to examine Lt Gen Tejinder Singh will be taken only after once a preliminary enquiry or FIR registered in the matter.

The alleged bribe offer was made public by Gen Singh in an interview. The general had alleged that he was offered Rs 14 crore to clear a tranche of 600 all terrain Tatra trucks.

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