March 29th, 2012
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Leak of letter to PM is high treason: VK Singh

VK-SinghNew Delhi : Army Chief Gen V K Singh believes the leak of his letter should be treated as high treason and the source of leakage dealt with ruthlessly. Gen Singh, who is currently in Jammu and Kashmir, further said his official communication with the Prime Minister and Defence Minister is privileged communication.

Meanwhile the Intelligence bureau has been asked to inquire into leakage of the letter to the media. He also stated that the “cynical approach” to tarnish his reputation should be abandoned.”The leakage of the letter should be treated as high treason. Cynical approach to tarnish my reputation should stop. Sources of the leakage should be found and dealt with ruthlessly,” said Singh, who is due to retire on May 31.

There was a strong demand to launch a probe how the letter was leaked to the media. It was also felt that the Army Chief should have first raised his concerns on the risk to the country’s security directly with the Defence Minister. The General was also accused of breach of discipline.



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