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Updated: May 10, 2012 11:17 IST

Tejinder Singh withdraws plea against Army Chief

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Retd Lt. General Tejinder Singh talks to the media at Patiala House Court, in New Delhi. File photo
PTI Retd Lt. General Tejinder Singh talks to the media at Patiala House Court, in New Delhi. File photo

In a surprise move, retired Lt Gen Tejinder Singh on Thursday withdrew his petition from the Supreme Court seeking a CBI inquiry into the alleged misconduct of Army Chief Gen V.K. Singh.

Appearing before a bench of Justices P. Sathasivam and J. Chelameswar, senior counsel Rajiv Dhawan urged the court to grant permission for withdrawing the petition.

“Your lordships please don’t open the file at all. Kindly grant me permission to withdraw the petition and move the appropriate forum,” Mr. Dhawan urged the court.

Accordingly, the bench granted permission for withdrawal of the petition.

Mr. Tejinder Singh had approached the Supreme Court on April 25 seeking a CBI inquiry on the alleged role of the Army Chief in the purported bugging of the Defence Minister’s office and action against him for “misconduct”.

The government has already denied reports of bugging.

The petition was 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 had also accused the Army Chief of professional misconduct by making “political statements” while holding the key post. He had alleged the Army Chief had stated that the Maoist problem in the country is the creation of the government when the Centre had sought help of the Army in Naxal-affected areas.

Mr. Tejinder Singh had made the Army Chief a party in his petition.

He has also filed a criminal defamation case against Gen V K Singh and four other senior Army officers in a trial court.

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Are we not entertained? He should be given entertainer award.

from:  Sumesh R Bhat
Posted on: May 10, 2012 at 18:56 IST

"In a surprise move, retired Lt Gen Tejinder Singh on Thursday withdrew his petition from the Supreme Court seeking a CBI inquiry into the alleged misconduct of Army Chief Gen V.K. Singh." The Supreme Court should punish Lt Gen Tejinder Singh for filing a false complaint.

from:  Dr. S. Gavarasana
Posted on: May 10, 2012 at 15:54 IST

The court should take a strong and appropriate action against the person for wasting the courts time in such matters when he is not sure of the case. It looks like such cases are filed mainly for gaining publicity.

from:  Ramanujam
Posted on: May 10, 2012 at 13:30 IST

Is it true that Vikram Singh who is to replace Army Chief Gen V K Singh is a close relative of our wife of our PM MMS or its a rumour? Does our honest PM has any role in this saga? Why our so called independent and unbiased Press failed to bring this fact to public,s knowledge, if it is correct.

from:  harshi
Posted on: May 10, 2012 at 13:16 IST
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