NEW DELHI: Taking cognisance of CBI’s charge sheet, a special court has summoned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh on September 1 for allegedly offering Rs.14 cr bribe to then Army Chief Gen V K Singh for clearing file pertaining to procurement of 1,676 heavy mobility Tatra vehicles.

Special CBI judge Madhu Jain took cognisance of the charge sheet and relied upon statements of former Defence Minister A K Antony, V K Singh and other witnesses whose testimonies were recorded by the agency during the probe.

“I have gone through charge sheet and statements of Gen (retd) V K Singh, Major Gen J P Singh the then military assistant of the COAS, A K Antony the then Defence Minister to and other witnesses, published Rajya Sabha debate dated March 27, 2012 in which Antony has stated in the upper house that Gen V K Singh had informed him about the bribe offered by Tejinder Singh and other relevant documents. The CBI also claimed that before the alleged bribe offer was made, Tejinder Singh and V K Singh had ‘excellent working relations’.

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