Tejinder Singh moves SC against Army Chief

New Delhi: Retired Lt Gen Tejinder Singh today approached the Supreme Court seeking CBI inquiry on the alleged role of Army Chief Gen V K Singh in the purported bugging of Defence Minister`s office and action against him for "misconduct".

Government has already denied reports of bugging. The petition has been filed days after the Army Chief accused Tejinder Singh of offering him bribe of Rs 14 crore for purchase of Tatra trucks. Following the complaint by the Army Chief, the CBI initiated a probe into the matter.

He also accused the Army Chief of professional misconduct by making "political statements" while holding the key post. He said the Army Chief had stated that Maoist problem in the country is the creation of the government when the Centre had sought help of army in naxal affected areas.

Tejinder Singh also made the Army Chief party in his petition. He has already filed a criminal defamation case against Gen V K Singh and four other senior Army officers in a trial court in which order is expected to come up tomorrow on whether the Army Chief can be summoned by the court or not.