Retired Lt Gen Tejinder Singh withdrew his plea against Army Chief Gen V K Singh from the Supreme Court on Thursday.
Appearing before a bench of Justices P Sathasivam and J Chelameswar,Tejinder Singhs lawyer Rajiv Dhawan said the allegations need reworking,as he sought liberty to withdraw to file before an appropriate forum.
Your Lordships,please dont open the file at all. Kindly grant me permission to withdraw the petition and move the appropriate forum, Dhawan told the court. The Bench then granted permission for withdrawing the petition.
Dhawan told The Indian Express that certain words like treacherous needed to be removed from the petition. He said an appropriate forum would be either the Delhi High Court or the Armed Forces Tribunal. Earlier,the case list showed that Singh wanted the courts permission to play video clips and file secret recording and confidential written statement of the petitioner under sealed cover.
The retired Army officer had approached the Supreme Court on April 25,seeking a CBI inquiry into the Army Chiefs alleged role in bugging the Defence Ministers office and action against him for misconduct. The government has denied reports of bugging.