Former Army chief says allegations motivated, most absurd

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SINGHNew Delhi, September 21; Former Army Chief Gen V.K. Singh, who is in the eye of a storm, on Saturday said the reports about his misuse of a secret intelligence unit are “motivated” and termed as “most absurd” the allegations that he wanted to topple the Jammu and Kashmir government.

Reacting to reports that the Technical Support Division (TSD) was misused for unauthorised operations and indulged in financial wrongdoings, he claimed that the Army and the Defence Ministry had found “nothing suspicious” against the unit in their probe and had sent it to the National Security Advisor (NSA) for closure.

“The reports on the whole issue are motivated and there are a number of reasons behind it including my sharing of dais with BJP leader Narendra Modi. There is a nexus between arms dealers,” Gen Singh told PTI here.

The former Army Chief said after the Government decided to close the issue by sending it to the NSA, “a Joint Secretary of the Defence Ministry, who has since moved out from there, has leaked this report against me”.

Gen Singh said the TSD was set up by the Indian Army with full approval of Defence Minister A.K. Antony and the NSA.

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