Army to disband V K Singh's snoops

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  1. Daredevil

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    Army to disband V K Singh's snoops

    New Delhi, Aug.23 (ANI): Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh has issued instructions to set up a board of officers that will be tasked with the responsibility of disbanding the clandestine military intelligence unit established by his predecessor General V.K. Singh.

    The so-called 'technical support division' was controlled directly by General V.K. Singh, who had taken on the government over his age-related issue, a battle that he eventually lost in the Supreme Court.

    It maybe recalled that this outfit was set up with a funding of Rs.18 crore, and was given the responsibility of tapping the phones of top political leaders and bureaucrats.

    It has now been ordered to shut down.

    General Bikram Singh has issued directions to probe the unit's mandate, tasks executed by it and its financial records. A three-star general will head the clean-up act.

    "The army wants to fix responsibility before disbanding the unit. It's surprising why a unit with no strategic relevance was reporting directly to the army chief," a senior officer said.

    General V.K. Singh retired on May 31, and before superannuating, had claimed he was born in 1951, contrary to official records that showed he was a year older.

    Post-retirement, he has continued to speak out against the government, even sharing the stage with Anna Hazare.

    It was alleged the snoop unit had illegally deployed two sets of mobile phone interception equipment. (ANI)
     
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    VK Singh was tapping the phones of our politicians? Very Nice! Does he have the jurisdiction to do so?
     
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    We don't know if he has done it for sure given the animosity between the government and VK Singh.
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    Well, if he has not then somebody needs to be taken to court. Its in the press. If V K Singh does not act on this or defend the unit, does it not mean an acknowledgement of guilt (for want of a better word) ?
     
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    I'm hoping that he will reply. This news came just today, so we will have to wait and see how this proceeds.
     
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    If indeed the Army can snoop on the Ministers through a clandestine organisation set up, then the IB dept of the Govt requires to be disbanded.

    A Govt that is capable of coming to know of such insignificant info as two units moving for routine exercise in realtime is not the one who will not know of clandestine organisations being set up within the Army. Sadly, the Govt panics over the insignificant and sleeps over real issue. Does indicate how moribund it is.

    But then, the truth is that anyone who stands up to the Govt somehow has to be attacked.
     
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    Most importantly such 'clandestine organization' helped uncovering Mammoth Defense scams like tatra & ARV !

    And with present Chief there is no wonder things to get different around army as per our Politician demands..
     
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    More scary, Politics jeopardizing Army formation, Strategy against enemy..

    In other way they are helping enemy to win in battles in near future..
     
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    this part is quite interesting, dont Army comes under CAG, how can this amount was not tracked by CAG, BTW how the hell if this unit was useless got budget allocation that too without MOD knowing it.
     
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    Had he been doing that the govt would have torn him apart !
     

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