Court order on plea against V.K. Singh’s bail Sep 19 (Lead)

September 10th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday reserved its order till Sep 19 on the plea of Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh seeking the cancellation of bail of former army chief V.K. Singh in a defamation case.

Metropolitan Magistrate Jay Thareja reserved the order on the application seeking cancellation of bail granted to former army chief and other four accused.

“Put up for order Sep 19,” said the court

The court was hearing a defamation case filed by Tejinder Singh against the former army chief and four other army officers for allegedly making libellous statements against him to the media and accusing him of bribery in an all-terrain truck purchase deal of the army.

The court granted bail to the former army chief and the other four in July.

Tejinder Singh alleged that the officers misused their official position, power and authority to level false charges against him.

Former army chief V.K. Singh had disclosed in a press release that he was offered a kickback of Rs.14 crore by a retired defence officer in exchange for clearing a tranche of 600 all-terrain Tatra trucks for the army, which he described as sub-standard.

Denying all the allegations, Tejinder Singh had said that in the press release of March 5 the army headquarters publicly accused him and a group of serving officers of the military intelligence of conspiring to create a rift between the army chief and the government.

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