New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday initiated a preliminary inquiry into Army Chief General V K Singh’s allegation that he was offered bribe of Rs.14-crore two years ago to clear the supply of tranche of 600 sub-standard vehicles to the army.

The CBI has not registered any FIR and decided to proceed with a preliminary probe into the case as it couldn’t receive any direct and indirect evidence from the Army Chief along with his complaint to prove his allegation right.

“After waiting around three weeks, Army Chief has not given any evidence regarding bribe offer,” a CBI official told.

However, Army Chief has handed over some documents related to the purchase of Tatra trucks which CBI is already investigating. It has made it clear that the probe into the Tatra trucks purchase scam should not be linked with the alleged bribe offer by Tejinder Singh to the Army Chief.

After the preliminary probe, CBI may question retired Lt General Tejinder Singh, Army Chief V K Singh and Defence Minister A K Antony.

Earlier, Defence Minister A K Antony in the Parliament had admitted that he was reported by the Army Chief about the alleged bribe offer of Rs.14-crore made by Tejinder Singh.

Tejinder Singh has been refuting the charges leveled against him and registered a defamation case against Army Chief and others.

Army Chief on Tuesday filed formal complaint with the CBI.