Punjab News- Capt Amarinder seeks probe into allegations against former Army Chief

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Former Punjab Chief Minister and permanent invitee to the Congress Working Committee Capt Amarinder Singh.

Chandigarh, September 22, 2013: Former Punjab Chief Minister and permanent invitee to the Congress Working Committee Capt Amarinder Singh today demanded a high level probe into the allegations against former Chief of Army Staff General (rtd) VK Singh.
The former Chief Minister also asked the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to clarify his stand on the issue as there have been other allegations against Gen VK Singh that he tried to scuttle the appointment of the current Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh just because he belonged to a particular community.
Capt Amarinder said, the nature of allegations against the former Army chief was quite serious including the one that he tried to destabilise an elected government in Jammu and Kashmir.
He had a dig at the self proclaimed supporters of Gen Singh that he was being made a victim of the political vendetta. “Nobody can be immune to law of land”, he asserted while adding, just because someone is trying to make an excuse that he was being made a victim of political vendetta he cannot escape the inquiry.
He said, instead of accusing others of political vendetta, those trying to support the ex-Army Chief should introspect as they were actually themselves politicizing it. “When nothing wrong has been done why should anyone be scared of an inquiry”, Capt Amarinder asked.
He asked Badal to clarify his stand on the issue since he (Badal) has been supporting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who has been patronising Gen VK Singh.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013