The former Army Chief, General V. K. Singh’s house here witnessed high drama on Saturday when an Army officer landed there apparently to remove a telephone exchange and it was seen by the family as an attempt to install snooping devices, after which the Army apologised.

A Major of the Signals Regiment was “detained” by the family members who called the media to the scene in Mandir Marg in Delhi Cantonment at 2 p.m. The family linked it to the withdrawal of the Z-plus security to Gen Singh, who has been at loggerheads with the establishment for over a year following the controversy over his age.

Gen. Singh’s family members claimed that Major R. Vikram from 1st Signals Regiment entered their house without prior permission and may have been trying to bug their telephones.

“We found him [Major] at the house. They [team] could not give any reasonable logic for being here. They had no valid documents. They may have come to bug the phone. We detained, apprehended him. He revealed his identity as Maj. Vikram from 1st Signals Regiment,” said Gen. Singh’s lawyer Vishwajeet Singh. The Major and his team had “some cards with them,” he said. “Recently they have withdrawn security and now this has happened. There could be something big.”

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