BSF jawan video on alleged poor food quality: Home Ministry awaits report

11 January 2017, 09:16 AM

Soon after the BSF jawan video surfaced up showing the alleged poor quality food, Home Ministry has asked BSF to submit a fact report by Wednesday.

Officials said the Border Security Force (BSF) headquarters has already submitted a preliminary report in the case to the Home Ministry on Tuesday and a full report is being prepared by a Deputy Inspector General (DIG)-rank officer who is based in Jammu and Kashmir.

Union Home Minister took note of the viral video and ordered an “appropriate action” into the incident.

“I have seen a video regarding a BSF jawan’s plight. I have asked the HS (Home Secretary) to immediately seek a report from the BSF and take appropriate action,” Singh had tweeted.

What had happened?

In at least three different videos clocking over 4-minutes released online, constable T B Yadav (40) of BSF’s 29th battalion also goes on to show the food that is allegedly being served to him.

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“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?

He further alleged that at times jawans have to go to sleep “empty stomach”.

The Border Security Force took cognisance of the video and tweeted from its official handle that an inquiry has been ordered.

First Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 09:03 AM
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