Army has paid all ministers in J&K for 'stabilising' the state, says V K Singh

VKSinghFormer Army Chief, Gen (retd) V K Singh, alleged that incumbent Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh might be targeting him.

Former Army Chief Gen V K Singh Monday claimed that the Army has paid all ministers in Jammu and Kashmir since Independence, and that everyone in the system, including the Defence Ministry, have been in the know.

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Speaking to Times Now's Arnab Goswami, the retired officer claimed that the Army has been giving money to ministers to "ensure that the people are kept together", and also confirmed that the Army's controversial Technical Support Division (TSD) transferred money to an NGO based in the state.

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"The Army transfers money to all the ministers in Jammu and Kashmir... there are various things to be done. As part of the stabilising factor in Jammu and Kashmir, as part of the activities to be organised," Singh told the TV channel.

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Asked if all ministers are paid, Singh said, "maybe not all the ministers but certain ministers and people who are given a certain sum to get a particular thing done. That job involves bringing stability to a particular area".

Asked if Chief Minister Omar Abdullah knew about these money transfers, Singh said, "If as a chief minister you do not know this, you are not running the state".

On being asked whether the TSD paid Jammu and Kashmir minister Ghulam Hassan Mir from secret funds as alleged by the Army probe Singh said that "if such a possibility is there I am sure there must be a reason for a particular transaction or number of transactions to this person".

He also called Mir a unifying factor in Jammu and Kashmir and a nationalist.

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