Suit against army chief shifted to another judge

May 7th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday transferred the defamation case filed by Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh against Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh to another judge for hearing.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Amit Bansal transferred the case to Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Jay Thareja from MM Sudesh Kumar.

The case file was sent to Bansal by Sudesh Kumar, who decided Saturday not to hear the case any further.

Sudesh Kumar requested the higher court to consider shifting the case to another court, saying that the complainant had lost confidence in his court.

Bansal directed Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh to appear before Thareja on Tuesday.

Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh’s counsel Anil Kumar Aggarwal told the court that he never lost confidence in the court.

Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh, in his petition, requested the court to summon and initiate proceedings against the army chief and others for allegedly making libellous statement against him in the media and accusing him of bribery.

Alleging that the officers misused their official position, power and authority to level false charges against him, the retired army officer in his complaint has also named army vice chief Lt. Gen. S.K. Singh, Director General, Military Intelligence, Lt. Gen. B.S. Thakur, Additional Director General of Public Information Major Gen. S.L. Narsimhan and Directorate General of Public Information staff officer Lt. Col. Hitten Sawhney.

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