‘VK Singh victimised me, imposed ‘illegal’ ban’, says Army chief Dalbir Singh


Union minister VK Singh has imposed an “illegal ban” on Army Chief Dalbir Singh under “false, baseless and imaginary allegations in 2012.

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In an affidavit, Dalbir Singh told the Supreme Court that, “VK Singh victimised him with the sole purpose of denying him promotion to the appointment of army commander. This is the first time a serving army chief has publicly attacked one of his predecessors.”

“False, baseless and imaginary allegations of lapses were levelled against me in the show cause notice of May 19, 2012 and consequent imposition of an illegal discipline and vigilance (DV) ban,” the army chief stated in his affidavit, the report said.

In response to the petition, the affidavit was lodged which alleged favouritism in Dalbir Singh’s selection as army commander.

Between April and May 2012, VK Singh smacked a DV ban on Dalbir Singh for alleged “failure of command and control” in an operation in Assam’s Jorhat in 2011.

But the ban was lifted in June that year by General Vikram Singh – who took over the army after VK Singh retired on May 31, 2012. Dalbir Singh was appointed as commander of the eastern command soon after.

This isn't the first run through General VK Singh's residency as armed force boss has mixed a debate. Prior in 2012, VK Singh moved the Supreme Court to change his introduction to the world date in armed force records – a move that would permit him additional time in charge.

However, his solicitation was rejected by the summit court that held that the general had given an endeavor to the administration to comply with his May 10, 1950 birth date. From that point forward, the BJP parliamentarian and priest has additionally been in the news over a string of questionable articulations, most outstandingly, calling columnists "presstitutes".

"Bearings for starting authoritative activity against me… resembles a roused, one-sided, discretionary and noxious expectation to rebuff me which the then head of armed force staff executed clearly as arranged by him," read Dalbir Singh's affirmation.

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Dalbir Singh further said that the legislature and the barrier service were fulfilled of the "gross foul play". The service, in a prior affirmation, rebuffed the way in which VK Singh had set Dalbir Singh under the DV boycott saying "the whole practice was planned and according to records, the bearings issued in such manner, including inconvenience of the DV boycott, were observed to be illicit", the report said.