Army Chief General V K Singh today sent his formal complaint to the CBI regarding an alleged 14 crore bribery offer made to him by a retired officer to clear the supply of a tranche of 600 vehicles.
CBI sources said the complaint was being examined.
Singh,who had made the allegation in a media interview that forced Defence Minister A K Antony to order a CBI inquiry,had alleged in a letter to the agency on March 30 that retired Lt General Tejinder Singh attempted to bribe him,sources said.
The agency had asked him to furnish a detailed complaint along with a possible witness list and other supporting documents so that they can proceed with the inquiry,they said.
Tejinder Singh has refuted the allegations and also filed a defamation case against the Army Chief and other officers.
A preliminary inquiry or an FIR on this can be registered after procedural requirements are completed,sources said.
The Army Chief had claimed in an interview that an equipment lobbyist offered him a bribe of Rs 14 crore,a matter which he had reported to the Defence Minister.
The ministry had then recommended a CBI probe into his allegation.