BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav releases another video seeking protection from persecution

03 March 2017, 08:42 AM
BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav (File Photo)
BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav (File Photo)

BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, whose video about the lack of nutritious food for Indian Army soldiers went viral, has come out with another video, this time complaining about the persecution he is facing from his seniors. 

In the latest videos, posted on the Facebook page of Swaraj Samachar, Tej Bahadur has claimed that his phone was misused to create his fictitious links with Pakistan

"I have got to know that my phone has been misused. I want to let the Prime Minister know that my video about poor quality food being given to soldiers was real... Now, I am being mentally tortured,” he says in the video.

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The video was reportedly shot in the second week of February when his wife was allowed to meet him after a court directive. 

Tej Bahadur's smartphone was confiscated after first video came out stating that it is part of the evidence. 

A top official in the Home Ministry, to which all paramilitary forces report, told a media house that he would have recommended the dismissal of Tej Bahadur for continually flouting the rules and posting videos on social media.

"We don't interfere in day-to-day management of the force. That is the BSF DG’s prerogative. But if I were the DG, I would have dismissed him. You can't breach discipline repeatedly," the official said.

A BSF officer said, "Not everyone from DG to Home Secretary can be an enemy of Tej Bahadur. We reached out to him after the first video. Yet, he is going public again and again. Force discipline is of paramount importance."

The Home Ministry is also considering banning the use of smartphones in all paramilitary forces. Tej Bahadur had used his smartphone to record the first video.

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First Published: Friday, March 03, 2017 08:29 AM

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