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CBI files chargesheet against Tejinder Singh in Tatra truck case

The Central Bureau of Investigation has chargesheeted Lieutenant General (retired) Tejinder Singh for offering former army chief General V K Singh a bribe of Rs 14 crore in connection with the supply of Tatra trucks to the army.

The chargesheet, based on circumstantial evidence, was filed under the Section 12 of Prevention of Corruption Act, which deals with the offence of offering a bribe to a public servant.

Former army chief and now a Minister of State, General V K Singh had alleged that Lt. Gen. (retired) Tejinder Singh had offered him a bribe of Rs 14 crore, a matter he had reported to Defence Minister A K Antony, to clear the purchase of nearly 600 all-terrain Tatra BEML trucks in September 2010.

The CBI registered a case against Lt. Gen. (retired) Tejinder Singh, after it gathered prima-facie evidence to register a formal case on the complaint of Gen. (retired) V K Singh.

Lt. Gen. (retired) Tejinder Singh had refuted the allegations and also slapped a defamation case against Gen. (retired) Singh.

During the course of the preliminary enquiry, the agency had questioned Tejinder Singh with regards to allegations levelled by Gen. (retired)V K Singh and his alleged association with arms dealers including Vectra Chairman Ravinder Rishi.

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