New Delhi: The CBI was asked on Wednesday by a Delhi court to apprise it of the actions taken by it on former Army officer Gen V K Singh's complaint against some RAW and SPG officials for their alleged irregularities in purchasing some communication gadgets.

"Issue notice to the CBI to inform the court about the status of the complaint and if the matter is still under progress, how much more time would be needed to finally dispose of the complaint," Special Judge Pradeep Chaddah said.

In his complaint to the CBI Director in 2008, Singh had alleged corruption in procurement of ultra and very high frequency (UHF/VHF) antennae and other communication equipment for RAW and Special Protection Group at exorbitant prices and without mandatory clearance.
Gen Singh had sought registration of the corruption and criminal cases against various senior officials of the two security agencies for their alleged roles in the dubious deals.
Singh, however, said his complaint evoked no response and when he sought information under the RTI Act in 2009, he was told that the complaint is not yet disposed of. The agency also denied any delay on its part saying the complaint was under verification.

A chief signal officer with the Army's Western Command, Singh was posted on deputation as a Joint Secretary (Telecom), with Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) under the Cabinet Secretariat in November 2000.

After his retirement from the Army on June 30, 2002, he continued with RAW on re-employment up to June 30, 2004.

After his retirement, he authored a book titled "India's External Intelligence Secrets of the Research & Analysis Wing" in which he highlighted instances of alleged corruption detected by him during his tenure.

It was concerning these instances of alleged corruption that he had made a complaint to the CBI and had later moved court after no action was taken by the probe agency.

Singh himself faces prosecution under the Official Secrets Act for allegedly leaking sensitive information in his book.

(Agencies)