CBI files chargesheet against Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh

New Delhi


The CBI Tuesday filed a chargesheet against retired army officer Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh following former army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's allegations of bribery against him over irregularities in the import of heavy-duty Tatra trucks for the Indian Army.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed the chargesheet before the Patiala House court here in the alleged offer of bribe on behalf of Vectra group owner Ravi Rishi.

In March 2012, Gen. V.K. Singh had alleged that Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh had offered him Rs.14 crore for clearing a tranche of "sub-standard" Tatra trucks for the army.

He alleged that Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh met him Sep 22, 2010, and offered him the money on behalf of Ravi Rishi to clear the file for procurement of 1,676 Tatra HMVs (High Mobility Vehicles) for the army.

The CBI filed a case against Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh in October 2012 under section 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

On the basis of Gen. V.K. Singh's complaint, a preliminary inquiry was registered April 11, 2012.

The agency had also carried out raids at seven locations in Delhi, Noida and Mumbai Oct 20, 2012. - IANS