New Delhi: In a major development in the Army Chief  bribery case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to meet Army Chief General V K Singh on Friday seeking clarification over his claims that he was been offered Rs 14 crore as bribe by Retd. Lt General Tejinder Singh for clearing a sub-standard defence deal.

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The probing agency had sought an appointment with the General regarding the case on Thursday but he could not be contacted as he was in Bareilly.

“We will try to find out the truth in the claims of both the parties. Most importantly, our concern will be to know that why the Army Chief took no action at that time when he was offered bribe by the alleged equipment lobbyist,” said a senior CBI official.

The senior CBI official further said that we will seek explanation from the General as to why he took so long to act on the matter despite Defence Minister AK Antony directing him to initiate action.
After quizzing Army Chief in this regard, the CBI officials are likely to meet Defence Minister AK Antony for recording his statement over the issue.  Retd. Lt Gen Tejinder Singh, accused of offering bribe to the Army Chief will also be contacted in this regard.

In an interview to a leading English daily, Gen Singh had claimed that he was offered a bribe of Rs 14 crore by Tejinder Singh to clear the deal of acquisition of 600 sub-standard vehicles of a particular make.