BSF JAWAN’S VIDEO GOES VIRAL: The Border Security Forces said the constable Yadav, who claimed bad quality food was being served to soldiers on the LoC, was court-martialed in 2010.He was court-martialed for indiscipline and aiming a gun at a senior officer. “A high-level inquiry is underway as the BSF has taken the allegations leveled by the constable very seriously.
BSF official claims soldier was court-martialed in 2010 because he aimed a gun at the senior officer.
“However, at Initial it was found that no other jawan deployed at the same place had any problem with the quality of food served to them,” IG BSF DK Upadhyaya said in reports meet. IG DK Upadhyaya said DIG-level officers who visited the camp earlier had never received any complaint similar to the allegations raised by Constable Tej Bahadur.”Even Tej Bahadur Yadav never raised any complaint earlier when the DIG went to the post for inspection,”.
BSF is saying constable has been a repeat offender and was action had been taken many times.
DK Upadhyaya said Yadav has applied for a voluntary retirement from the force and was to leave the services on January 31. Regarding the allegations leveled by Yadav in his videos, the IG BSF said the quality of the food was same for the officers and jawans deployed on forward posts. “It is the reality. He has many complaints against him including intoxication, insubordination, aiming a gun at a senior officer.
He said that as the winter stocking started from January 1, the jawans do not get fresh vegetables as the force rely mostly on tinned food and there has been no complaint against it. “That too is a time-tested method and the quality of the ration from the army is also very good. The jawans get vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food as per their liking,” he said.
The IG said that to ensure that an impartial inquiry is conducted into the entire issue, Yadav has been shifted from his headquarters. “He has been shifted to another headquarter to ensure that an impartial inquiry is conducted and that he does not complain of getting pressurized.
The officer said that a thorough probe will be conducted and the aspect of Yadav taking a mobile phone at the forward post will also be probed. “The prima facie inquiry conducted reveal that no other jawan deployed at the same place had any complaint about the quality of the food and they were quite satisfied with it,” he said.”The jawans are not allowed to take mobile phone when on duty on the forward posts and the mobile has to be deposited before going on duty.
Yadav’s videos posted on his Facebook page allegedly showing poor quality food being served to jawans had yesterday gone viral, forcing Home Minister Rajnath Singh to order an inquiry into the entire episode