Army to give General VK Singh few helpers

By: admin
Updated: 27 Dec 2012 06:21 AM


New
Delhi:
Stripped of his security cover, former Army chief General VK
Singh will be provided a few people by the Army to help in daily chores as
a "courtesy".




A few personnel would be provided to General VK Singh as helpers to help
him in his daily chores, Army sources said.




It is a courtesy extended to ex-Army chiefs and ex-Colonels of Regiments,
they said.




But he will have no security personnel with him, the sources said.




Recently, after reviewing the threat perception faced by the former Army
chief, who was provided Z 'Plus' security till November 30, government
decided against extending his protection cover.




The Army, which had provided seven vehicles including one bullet-proof car
and around 35 trained personnel for his security, has withdrawn the
security cover.




The decision in this regard was taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs in a
meeting held in October first week and the Army Headquarters was intimated
about it soon after.




Singh, who retired on May 31, Singh has been named in an FIR by the Delhi
Police for his alleged role in protests against the gang rape of a girl in
a moving bus on December 16.




Soon after his retirement, he was critical of the government on Lokpal and
black money issues.




Sources close to General Singh had said he was not happy with the
"publicity" given to the withdrawal of his security cover by the
government.




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