Government confirms Army secret report on 'undesirable activities' in Gen V K Singh's 'rogue' unit

Sep 20 2013, 16:25 IST
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Meanwhile, the UPA government has said that it has taken cognizance of the army inquiry report. Meanwhile, the UPA government has said that it has taken cognizance of the army inquiry report.
SummaryDefence Ministry confirmed the IE story, saying it has 'received a report from the Army HQ'.

Reacting to The Indian Express story on the findings of an army panel into the dubious workings of a secret intelligence unit set up by former Army Chief Gen V K Singh, the government has said that 'it has in place measures to prevent any such undesirable activities.'

Unit set up by V K Singh misused secret funds: Army inquiry

The Defence Ministry confirmed the IE story, saying that it has 'received a report from the Army HQ on certain issues relating to one of its 'outfits' as reported by a section of the media'. "The report impinges on matters of national security and, as such, the government will take a decision and further actions after a careful examination of the report," Defence Ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar said. The govt also said it is yet to take a call on ordering a CBI inquiry. "It is further clarified that MoD has not taken any decision for a CBI inquiry into the issues raised in the Army’s Report," Kar said.

'Gen Singh said you will get it in the neck if you publish'

Meanwhile, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that the government has taken cognizance of the army inquiry report which found that a military intelligence unit set up by former army chief General V K Singh in 2010 misused funds for various purposes, including to try to topple the Omar Abdullah government in Jammu and Kashmir. The Left parties too demanded action.

'Rs 8 cr missing from unit set up by V K Singh'

"The content of the report which appeared in a newspaper today are under the active consideration of the government and if at all any malfeasance against any serving or retired officers is found, appropriate action would be initiated by the government. The government has also put in place measures to enure that there should never ever be a repeat of some of the things alleged in the report," Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari told reporters

The Indian Express on Friday reported that a secret Board of Officers Inquiry report into the functioning of the Technical Services Division set up by Singh in May 2010 have found that secret service funds were used to bribe a J&K minister to engineer a change of state government, pay off an NGO to try change the line of succession in the Army

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