Actions on Army report on secret unit after careful study: Govt

V K Singh
V K Singh

NEW DELHI: The government today said it will take decision on actions to be taken on an Army report about a secret intelligence unit set up by Gen V K Singh after its careful examination while asserting that it had measures in place to prevent any such “undesirable” activity.

In a statement, the Defense Ministry said it has not yet taken a decision on whether to go for a CBI inquiry into the issues raised by the Army in its report on the secret Technical Support Division (TSD) established by then Army chief.

“The government has received a report from the Army Headquarter on certain issues relating to one of its ‘outfits’ as reported by a section of the media today,” it said.

It said the report on the Technical Support Division (TSD) submitted by the Army “impinges on matters of national security and, as such, the government will take a decision and further actions after a careful examination of the report.”

The Army has recommended a high-level probe by agencies like CBI into the functioning of TSD to ascertain the allegations against it.

In an apparent reference to the allegations against the unit in the Army report on the issue, the Defense Ministry said, “The government has in place measures to prevent any such undesirable activities.”

In its report submitted to the Defense Ministry, the Army has alleged that TSD was involved in carrying out unauthorized operations and financial wrongdoings.

The unit has also been accused of creating and funding NGOs to fight cases against senior serving Army officers such as Gen Bikram Singh to prevent him from becoming the Army chief after Gen V K Singh.-PTI