The defamation case against Army Chief General V K Singh filed by Lt General (retd) Tejinder Singh was on Monday transferred to a different magisterial court after the one hearing it earlier refused to proceed with the complaint.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Amit Bansal transferred the case to the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Jay Thareja for further proceedings and directed Tejinder Singh to appear before it on Tuesday.
Case file has been received vide order dated May 5 by Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar requesting that he does not wish to proceed with the trial of the case and be transferred elsewhere. The case is withdrawn from the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar and is transferred to the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Jay Thareja for further proceedings as per law, the judge said.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar had refused to hear the matter any further saying Tejinder Singhs counsel had shown a lack of faith in the court and had attempted to pressurise it. He had earlier reserved his order on Tejinder Singhs complaint for summoning the Army Chief and four other Army officials as accused in the defamation case.
Besides the Army Chief,Tejinder Singh has named Vice-Chief of Army Staff S K Singh,Lt Gen B S Thakur (DG MI),Major General S L Narshiman (Additional Director General of Public Information) and Lt Col Hitten Sawhney,accusing them of misusing their official positions,power and authority to level false charges against him.