Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Mar 26, 2012, 02:46 PM IST
New Delhi: Army chief VK SIngh has dropped a bombsell with his startling revelations that he was offered a bribe of Rs crore by an equippment lobbyist, who is learnt to be a retired Army officer.
The ex-army officer accused of offering a bribe could be retired Lieutenant-General Tejinder Singh or so hints a release by the Army Headquarters.
Lt General Tejinder Singh, who is the man claimed by the army to be behind an alleged bribery scam, retired as Director General Defence Intelligence Agency (DG DIA).
The press release issued by the Army Headquarters barely three weeks ago not only exposed the bickering within the armed forces but also branded Lt General Singh as the key player to target the defence minister.
The Army statement also branded Lt Gen Tejinder Singh as “an allottee in (the) Adarsh Housing society in Mumbai” and that he had “offered bribe” on behalf of two companies that supply vehicles to the Army.
Here is the excerpt of the press release: "The present story has been put out by Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh, who was the Ex DGDIA and who has been earlier questioned on the purchase of the “Of the air Monitoring System”, without sanction by the technically empowered committee. This officer has also been an allottee in Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai and has also offered bribe on behalf of Tatra and Vetra Limited, which supplies vehicles to BEML. The Officer along with some disgruntled serving officers of the military intelligence, against whom disciplinary and administrative actions is in the pipeline has worked out this fictitious story. The Army strongly denies this and take strong exception to such salacious and malafide stories, coming out as news."