Gen (Retd) V K Singh accuses top Army official of trying to 'bug' his phone
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In deference to her objection, the team returned without removing the exchange.
The house has been provided by the Defence Ministry for one year from his retirement on May 31 last year.
"There was a communication gap. The Army team had gone there to remove telephone exchange but no prior information was given due to which all this happened," Army PRO Col J Dahiya said.
He said the Army will now carry out the exercise after giving prior information to the family.
Interestingly, Gen Singh has himself been in the midst of a controversy following allegations that during his tenure as Army Chief he had used sophisticated off-the-air interceptors to snoop on the officials of Defence Ministry at the height of his age controversy.
The specialised unit Technical Support Division is now in the process of being disbanded.