Army chief should have lodged case when offered bribe, says Digvijay Singh

   Mar 27, 10:18 pm

Bhopal, Mar 27 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday said that Army chief General V K Singh should have registered a case immediately after he had allegedly been offered a bribe last year.

Singh told reporters here that purchase deals for defence forces must be carried out in a transparent manner.

"In matters such as this, one must be cautious. In purchase deals, the central and state governments should have a transparent approach. If there was a complaint, it would have been better if the Army Chief had got a case registered," said Singh.

In a recent interview to 'The Hindu' newspaper, Army Chief General V K Singh alleged that a defence equipment lobbyist offered him a bribe of 14 crores rupees for approving the purchase of 600 sub-standard vehicles of a particular make.

He told the newspaper that the army had 7,000 of the vehicles in question, many of which had been sold over the years at exorbitant prices with no questions being asked.

In response, Defence Minister A K Antony has ordered a probe into the allegations by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). (ANI)

AIIMS Coordination Committee members clash with police in Jammu Aug 2, 12:19 pm
Jammu, Aug. 2 (ANI): A clash broke out between the police personnel and members of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Coordination Committee on Sunday as the latter continued with its protests for a separate AIIMS hospital in Jammu.
Full Story
Congress blames BJP, PM Modi for logjam in Parliament Aug 2, 11:59 am
New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): The Congress Party on Sunday hit back at Minister of State for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar for blaming the opposition for the ongoing logjam in the Parliament, saying the BJP did not allow the House to function for three successive sessions of the Lok Sabha during the UPA regime.
Full Story
Lalit Gate: Parrikar backs Sushma, says she didn't commit impropriety Aug 2, 11:57 am
Panaji, Aug 2 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has defended External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is under sharp criticism over the controversy surrounding former IPL chief Lalit Modi, saying she hasn't broken any law or committed impropriety.
Full Story
Chief Election Commissioner to visit Patna Aug 2, 11:57 am
New Delhi, Aug. 2 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti will be visiting Patna on August 7 and 8 to review the preparations for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY