According to reports, the Army said it suspects that the top secret intelligence unit set up by Singh is carrying out "unauthorised operations" and "financial wrongdoings".
Reacting to the development, former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi tweeted: "When VK Singh was at th helm,speaking up for integrity,he was a hero! Now that he has spoken as an insider,efforts will b to shoot him down."
"Amongst us r th Rhino skinned who thrive despite being 'tried' and those who are daring to speak up,but considered a threat to that monopoly!" she said.
"Our crab culture is developed to perfection! Moment people get a whistle blower,v go after the whistle to somehow silence it!," Bedi posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
She further said: "Secret Service Funds are with almost every law enforcement/Army Organisation!Will th Govt consider use of these 'OPEN' as Public Policy?"
Bedi said the government must deal with Singh with maturity.
"Govt must deal with Gen VK Singh with maturity. Millions of persons in armed forces r watching this.Now that he is speaking up for them also," she said.
"Jungle of 1 breed of birds/animals does not like to be intruded in by another breed with a diff sound/colour!(This is ref whistle blowers)," she tweeted.
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balbir Punj said Singh was being punished for his links with the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
"Singh is being punished for speaking against the Congress government and for his links with Modi," said Punj.
Singh had alleged that ex Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh had offered him Rs 14 crores as a kickback for approving a contract for 600 "sub-standard" military trucks.
The allegations, that pointed towards Czech vehicle manufacturer Tatra, appeared even more inflammatory after he added that 7,000 such vehicles were already in use in the army and that they had been sold over the years at exorbitant prices, without anyone questioning it.
U.K. based Vectra group, which is the largest shareholder of the consortium Tatra Holding s.r.o. that owns Tatra, refuted the charges of bribery, asserting that in India it deals exclusively through government undertaking BEML and therefore does not need lobbying.
--IBNS (Posted on 20-09-2013)