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Cannot find CD of Tatra truck deal: VK Singh

Former army chief and union minister VK Singh on Monday told a Delhi Court that he was unable to trace the compact disk containing purported conversation between him and Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh about an alleged bribe offer of Rs 14 crore made to him for clearing the Tatra truck deal.

india Updated: Apr 06, 2015 22:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Former army chief and union minister VK Singh on Monday told a Delhi Court that he was unable to trace the compact disk containing purported conversation between him and Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh about an alleged bribe offer of Rs 14 crore made to him for clearing the Tatra truck deal.

VK Singh, now Minister of State for External Affairs, was represented by his lawyer, who told Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Jain that his client has received the notice issued by court for supplying the recorded conversation to Tejinder Singh, who was chargesheeted as accused by CBI in the case.

The counsel told the court that V K Singh was out of India on official duty overseeing the evacuation of Indians from Yemen and some time may be granted to him to inform the court about the CD.

The judge then asked Singh's counsel to file an affidavit regarding the CD so that case may proceed unhindered. The matter was fixed for May 2 for arguments on charge.

The court had issued a notice to V K Singh asking him to comply with its earlier order to supply the alleged recorded conversation to the accused.

CBI had chargesheeted Tejinder Singh alleging that he had offered Rs 14 crore as bribe to the former Army Chief for clearing the file for purchase of 1,676 Tatra trucks at a cost of Rs 1193.04 crores.

Tejinder Singh has been chargesheeted for the offence punishable under section 12 of Prevention of Corruption Act.

First Published: Apr 06, 2015 22:20 IST