A Delhi court Saturday reserved for April 26 its order on a defamation case filed by Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh against army chief Gen VK Singh, who has accused him of bribery.
Metropolitan Magistrate Jasjeet Kaur listed the matter for order on the summoning of Army Chief and others after Tejinder Singh’s counsel said that his client had already recorded his statement and pre-summoning evidence in support of his complaint.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar, who had on April 10 reserved the order on Tejinder Singh’s complaint, did not hold proceedings Saturday as he was attending a training session and the matter was listed for hearing by Jasjeet Kaur.
Tejinder Singh has requested the court to summon and initiate proceedings against the army chief and others for making the libellous statement in media.
Alleging that the officers misused their official position, power and authority to level false charges against him, the retired army officer in his complaint has also named army vice chief Lt. Gen. S.K. Singh, Director General, Military Intelligence Lt. Gen. BS Thakur, Additional Director General of Public Information Major Gen. S.L. Narsimhan and Directorate General of Public Information staff officer Lt. Col. Hitten Sawhney.