The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday claimed that former chief of army staff General VK Singh is being targeted by the UPA Government for sharing the dais with BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at a recent rally in Rewari, Haryana.
BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said the defence ministry's decision to order a probe against General (retired) VK 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 V K Singh is being hounded because he was seen by the side of Narendra Modi,' said BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman.
She further said: 'We caution the government to look into this, as this will result in a complete trust deficit in army and demoralize the army.'
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.