CBI to question Tejinder on army chief complaint

New Delhi: The CBI is likely to meet retired Lt Gen Tejinder Singh later this week in connection with Army Chief Gen V K Singh`s complaint that he allegedly offered him a bribe of Rs 14 crore. CBI sources said the meeting could take place later this week but refused to give exact date.

The CBI may also go through the call records of the retired Lt Gen to find out whether he was in touch with Vectra Chief Ravinder Rishi or his associates before or after meeting the army chief. The Army Chief in his recent meeting with CBI had assured them that he would provide some "clinching" evidence to buttress his complaint that Singh had allegedly offered him a bribe of Rs 14 crore to clear supply of a tranche of all-terrain vehicles.

The CBI has met Army Chief on Friday last week to seek clarifications on his complaint but it is yet to meet Lt Gen (Retd) Tejinder Singh. The agency, which has registered a preliminary enquiry in connection with complaint submitted by the Army Chief, is relying on three documents — visitor`s register, Record of Discussion of Army and documents related to Tatra, they said.

The agency now needs the version of Tejinder Singh about the meeting which took place on September 22, 2010 at the Army Chief`s office. Tejinder Singh has refuted the allegations against him and even filed a defamation case against the Army Chief and other senior officers.