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Summon V K Singh to Jammu and Kashmir legislative council, says National Conference

Srinagar: Former Army Chief V K Singh should be summoned by the J-K Legislative Council to explain his remarks on alleged army pay-offs to political leader, the ruling National Conference demanded today.  Speaking on a

PTI Updated on: October 08, 2013 17:32 IST


The state Assembly yesterday passed a unanimous resolution asking the Centre to conduct a thorough and time-bound probe into the charges levelled by the former Army Chief, with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah saying his allegations cannot be dismissed.

“The allegations are a threat to the democratic polity of the state. Democracy has been challenged. The temple of democracy, that this Legislative Council is, has been cast aspersions upon. The entire democratic process in Jammu and Kashmir has been challenged,” MLC Rana said today.  

He stressed that summoning Singh to the House for questioning is not similar to calling the Army or Army Chief, but an individual who happens to be a former army chief.  

Rana said there should be a thorough discussion on the conduct of Technical Services Division (TSD) of Army set by General Singh as it was not a part of the regular security grid.
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