New Delhi: As CBI looks into Army Chief General V K Singh's letter seeking probe into the allegations of corruption against Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, Defence Minister A K Antony disclosed on Thursday that the official has been recommended for promotion as a Commander of a sector.

However, the Minister said he was not aware of the Army Chief referring a complaint of corruption levelled against the Lt Gen by a Trinamool Congress to CBI.

"Sometime back, during one of the meetings, the Army Chief told me about the particular Lt Gen. Immediately I told him if there is any specific complaint he must take action.

"But lately, the Army headquarters sent a proposal to send him as Army Commander in one sector. I think the proposal is of March 22 to make him Army Commander. The Defence Secretary cleared it and when I checked up on On Thursday in my office, it is pending. So, this is my information. The other thing (CBI inquiry) I don't know," he said.

A media report revealing the Army Chief's action of referring the complaint against Lt Gen Suhag, who is in line to be the Army Chief after Lt Gen Bikram Singh, came on top of a battle of attrition between the government and Gen V K Singh in the last few days.

Meanwhile, CBI sources said it has received Gen Singh's covering letter along with the complaint from the TMC MP Ambika Banerjee relating to some corruption in a procurement deal.

It is likely to write to Cabinet Secretariat and Defence Ministry seeking records of purchases in the Special Frontier Force.

(Agencies)