Former Army Chief Gen V. K. Singh, who is in the eye of a storm, said on Saturday that the reports about his misuse of a secret intelligence unit are “motivated” and termed them as “absurd” allegations that he wanted to topple the Jammu and Kashmir Government.
Reacting to the reports that the Technical Support Division (TSD) was misused for the unauthorized operations and indulged in the financial wrongdoings, he claimed that the Army and the Defense 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 the dais with the BJP leader Narendra Modi. There is a nexus between arms dealers,” Gen Singh told PTI.
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 that the TSD was set up by the Indian Army with the full approval of the Defense Minister A. K. Antony and the NSA.