Soon after a BSF jawan shared the alleged plight of poor quality food that is being given to the soldiers through a series of videos, the Home Ministry sought a report on the same from BSF and HS.
Taking cognisance of the video, BSF tweeted from its handle that an inquiry has been ordered.
“He has 4 bad entries in 20 yrs of service,hence,didn’t get promoted which can be cause of frustration,” said MDS Mann, DIG BSF. “If any of his allegations are found true we will certainly initiate action against the defaulters,” he added.
Yadav, BSF's 29th battalion soldier, who made the video is currently deployed along the LoC in J&K.
IG BSF, DK Upadhyay briefed the media on the issue in Jammu
“It is a sensitive matter for us, we will probe the whole matter and take actions accordingly. I can agree that taste of the food might not be very great but have never received any complaint from jawans regarding the same. IAgree that taste isn't good because in winters there is tinned and dehydrated food but jawans don't complain”, said IG BSF, DK Upadhyay on BSF Jawan's video.
“Can't comment on the allegations as yet, enquiry has been ordered. If any lapses found strict action will be taken. He indulged in in disciplinary actions, was to be court-martialed in 2010, considering his family he wasn't dismissed. He will be shifted to a different headquarter so that no one can pressurise him and fair enquiry can be held. DIG level officers who have visited the camp in past have never received any complaint regarding allegations levelled in the video. DIG had visited the location & had asked everyone including him but no complaint were received;intentions were diff probably", Upadhyay added.
What had happened?
Tej Bahadur Yadav of 29th battalion uploaded a series of videos on Facebook where he is seen criticizing the quality and inadequacy of food they get on their duty. For which he is blaming his senior officials for corruption.
The videos went viral on social media and reached the desired destination, the government. In the viedos, Yadav blamed his seniors of injustice and persecution. He also said that he don't want to blame any government but only want to spread this message to the citizens of the country.
Yadav also made an appeal to the government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to conduct a probe into the issue.