Recently, video of a BSF jawan, Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav deployed along the LoC has gone viral. He has alleged that troops are facing cruelty as they are being served bad quality food and at times even have to go empty stomach to sleep. This prompted Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to order appropriate action within the paramilitary unit.
As a result of this, he has been shifted from the LoC to the headquarters of his 29 battalion in Poonch today.
In his allegations, he claimed that while government procures essentials for them, the higher authorities sell it illegally in the market and as a result, the jawans suffer.
The BSF says it has initiated an inquiry and sent a Deputy Inspector General rank officer to the place of his deployment and the Home Minister took to Twitter to say he has sought a report.
Here is an excerpt of his videos:
“We only get a ‘parantha’ and tea as breakfast and this is without any pickle or vegetables… we slog for 11 hours and at times we have to stand throughout the duty hours. For lunch, we get ‘dal’ (pulses) which only has ‘haldi’ (turmeric) and salt… with roti. This is the quality of the food we get … how can a jawan do his duty? “I request the Prime Minister to get this probed. “… No one shows our plight,” Yadav alleged, adding, “It is atyachaar (cruelty) and anyay (injustice) against us.”
He said he “may not be here” hinting action might be taken against him for shooting and uploading the video a s he urged people to take the issue forward so that corrective action is taken.
After this, the BSF soon tweeted: “BSF is highly sensitive to the welfare of tps(troops).Individual aberrations, if any, are enquired into. A senior officer has already rchd (reached) the location.”
Meanwhile it has also been found that the Jawan has been given four major punishments in the past and has been issued reprimands for alleged violation of discipline.
It also came to be known that he joined the force in 1996 and has also applied for voluntary retirement too.
Watch the compiled video here: