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Tatra deal case: Tejinder arrested, moves HC for bail; plea to be heard today

Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh on Monday moved the Delhi High Court seeking bail, soon after a trial court rejected his plea for relief and he was arrested for allegedly offering Rs 14 crore bribe to then Army Chief Gen V K Singh for clearing a file pertaining to Tatra vehicles.

The plea will be heard by judge Pratibha Rani on Tuesday. The plea was mentioned before a bench of B D Ahmed and Manmohan, which ordered its listing before her. However, the petition, filed through advocate Pramod Kumar Dubey, was later sent to another court headed by S Muralidhar who, in turn, said it would be heard by her on Tuesday at 2.15 pm.

Earlier in the day, a court dismissed the bail application of Tejinder Singh, accused of offering Rs 14 crore bribe to V K Singh for clearing a file pertaining to procurement of 1,676 heavy mobility Tatra vehicles. The trial court had also sent him to judicial custody till October 20 and fixed the case “for scrutiny of documents and arguments.”

Tejinder Singh had appeared on Monday in the lower court following the summons issued against him. The lower court had taken cognisance of the charge sheet on August 28 after relying upon the statements of former Defence Minister A K Antony, V K Singh and other witnesses whose testimonies were recorded by the agency during the probe.

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