Tatra trucks deal: CBI takes U-Turn

Last Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 16:00 hrs

New Delhi: In August last year, when the previous government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in power, the CBI had said there was no proof of the charge made by General Singh in 2012 that he was offered a 14-crore bribe by Lieutenant General (retd) Tejinder Singh.

The alleged offer was made to clear the purchase of 1,676 “sub-standard” Tatra-BEML trucks

But NDTV reports that in a complete turnaround of the stand it took a year ago, the CBI now says it has evidence that substantiates the retired General's allegation, who is now a union minister in the Narendra Modi government.

A case was registered against Tejinder Singh on October 19, 2012 following a complaint by Gen VK Singh. CBI during its probe also recorded the statement of the then Defence Minister AK Antony who corroborated that the Army Chief had come to his office and informed him that Lt Gen (retd) Singh had made a bribe offer.

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