New Delhi: Praising Army Chief General VK Singh for his honesty, Trinamool Congress MP Ambika Banerjee on Thursday said that he has written several letters to the Prime Minister and Defence Minister on corruption in the Army.
"I wrote several letters to the Prime Minister and the Defence Minister on corruption in Army. Unfortunately no action was taken. I wrote letters a year back. I Kept quite as I did not want media attention," Banerjee told CNN-IBN.
National daily 'The Indian Express' has reported that General VK Singh has sent a letter written by Ambika Banerjee, which calls for a probe against Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag, to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
"General VK Singh is a very honest person. I wanted a CBI probe into it. I did not write any letter to Gen Singh directly. I addressed the letter directly to the Prime Minister and the Defence Minister," he said.
The letter was written in May 2011, where the MP alleged 'procurement scams' in the Special Frontier Force, when Lt Gen Dalbir Singh was its Inspector General. The SFF is under the administrative control of the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW). Lt General Dalbir Singh currently commands the Dimapur-based 3 Corps and is interestingly third in line to be Army Chief.
The MP has alleged pay-offs for the purchase of night-vision devices, communication systems, weapons as well as parachutes. The CBI has confirmed that it has received the letter written by Ambika Banerjee.