New Delhi: Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into Army Chief Gen V.K. Singh's allegations that he had been offered a bribe of Rs.14 crore. Defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar told that the minister gave the orders after seeing reports of army chief's claim in this regard.

I asked Army Chief to act: AK Antony

I was offered Rs 14 cr bribe: VK Singh

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The army chief told The Hindu on Monday that a lobbyist offered him a bribe of Rs.14 crore to have tranche of 600 sub-standard vehicles of a particular make cleared for purchase.

'Just imagine, these men had the gumption to walk up to me and tell me that if I cleared the tranche, he would give me Rs. 14 crore. He was offering a bribe to me,' the Army Chief said.

(Agencies)