BSF sacks jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav who complained of sub-standard food, say Sources

19 April 2017, 01:57 PM
BSF leader Tez Bahadur Yadav (File Photo)
BSF leader Tez Bahadur Yadav (File Photo)

The border security force on Wednesday sacked its jawan Tez bahadur who had complained about sub-standard quality food given to jawans during duties. He had alleged that the rations meant for jawans were being diverted to open markets.

A video shot by Yadav had surfaced in which he complained about the quality of food and after it had gone viral, it triggered a flurry of reactions with the PMO also seeking a detailed factual report on it from the Union Home Ministry and BSF

The ministry had informed PMO that BSF has maintained that there was no shortage of rations at any post and that security the personnel deployed along the borders never complained about food.

The border guarding force had also came out with fresh guidelines for maintaining high quality of food for its personnel after the video went viral.

Yadav, wearing camouflage uniform and carrying a rifle in the video, claimed that while the government procures essentials for them, the higher-ups and officers "sell these off" in an "illegal" manner in the market and the personnel have to suffer.

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He had also posted other videos in which he claimed that the quality of food served was not good.

In the wake of its jawans taking to social media to air their grievances, BSF has also directed its special snoop teams to check on the morale of the jawans and the force even as it said instances of complaints being voiced via the social media were being dealt with "strictly". (with PTI Inputs)





First Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 01:16 PM

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