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Tejinder Singh arrested in Tatra deal case

The Lieutenant-General later moved the Delhi High Court for bail. The application is listed for hearing before Justice Pratibha Rani on Tuesday.

The former Army officer is alleged to have offered Rs.14 crore in bribe to then Army Chief V.K. Singh to clear the files pertaining to the purchase of the high mobility vehicles for the Army.

Immediately after dismissing his plea, Special Judge Madhu Jain asked the CBI officials to take him into custody for being sent to jail.

The court dismissed the argument by counsel for the accused that he deserved to be released on bail as the probe was over. He was never arrested during the investigation and fully cooperated in it, counsel for the accused said.

Opposing the bail plea, CBI counsel submitted that no mercy should be shown to him as everybody is equal before law. When a thief was sent to jail under the provisions of law, the present accused had retired from the post of Lieutenant-General, CBI counsel further stated.

Later, the court fixed 20 October as the date for arguments on charge framing by counsel for the accused and the CBI. Singh earlier appeared before the court on a court summons. The court had on August 30 summoned him, taking cognisance of the charge sheet filed by the CBI in July.
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