Bangalore, June 1 (IBNS) A day after his retirement, former Army chief V K Singh was attacked by the state-run BEML which it had accused of offering bribe to accept substandard vehicles.
Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) chairman and managing director V RS Natarajan held a press conference to target the former Army chief and said they would sue him for the defamatory charges.
The allegations were false and we have nothing to hide, he said, adding that the retired Army Chief must apologize since he has damaged the reputation of the company.
"Deals with Tatra were transparent," he said.
"We will issue notice to Singh [V K Singh]", he said, adding that the charges were motivated.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had in April interrogated the BEML CMD in connection to the claims made by former Army Chief Genral VK Singh that he was offered a bribe of Rs 14 crore to clear substandard vehicles supplied by Tatra.
BEML produced the Tatra trucks for the Army with the transfer of technology.