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Tatra case: HC notice to CBI on Tejinder's bail plea

IANS  New Delhi, September 02, 2014
First Published: 21:31 IST(2/9/2014) | Last Updated: 21:35 IST(2/9/2014)

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the CBI on the bail plea of Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder  Singh, who was taken into custody after a court rejected his bail plea over allegations that he offered bribe to then army chief Gen VK Singh for clearing 'sub-standard' Tatra trucks for the army.

 Justice Pratibha Rani sought response from investigating agency by Sep 4. Tejinder Singh has moved the high court challenging the trial court's Sep 1 order sending him to judicial custody till Oct 20.

 Filing the bail plea, Tejinder Singh said that he was falsely implicated in the case as there was no evidence against him.

 The CBI judge sending Tejinder Singh to judicial custody had noted that he was holding the rank of Lt. General in the Indian Army, retired from the post and offered a bribe of Rs.14 crore to then army chief.

 In March 2012, V.K. Singh alleged that he was offered Rs.14 crore bribe for clearing a tranche of 1,676 Tatra trucks for the army.

 He alleged that Tejinder Singh met him in August-September 2010, and offered him the money on behalf of Vectra Group chief Ravi Rishi to clear the file for procurement of the Tatra trucks.


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