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V K Singh terms 2012 'coup' report treason, asks PM for probe

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and former VK said on Thursday that he has requested for a high-level probe into reports about the alleged coup in 2012 during the tenure of UPA-II government, saying it amounts to "treason".

"I have written to the that this was treason and such people need to be exposed by a high-level inquiry," Gen. (retd.) said here.

His letter to the came after a media report said that some leaders in the had sought to build a false narrative that the was planning a "coup" while he was the Army in early 2012.

Singh, who is Minister of State for External Affairs, told reporters here that he had already said in 2012 that nothing like this happened and the does not even think of such things.

He said then had also said that "nothing like this happened".

said he had written to the in 2013 seeking an FIR following publication of the report about movement of "key Army units" towards without notifying the government.

He said the latest expose has come out because "facts are hidden by people for some purpose".

"Now let the law take its own course," he said.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 17:12 IST
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