Jawan complains about bad food, BSF termed him alcoholic, shifted from LOC

BSF Jawan complains about bad food

New Delhi: A BSF jawan deployed in Jammu and Kashmir who alleged that troops are served poor quality food, is being termed as an “alcoholic and a habitual offender” in a BSF press release.

Border Security Force jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who posted a series of videos alleging poor quality of food given to soldiers, has been shifted from the Line of Control to the headquarters of his 29 battalion in Poonch.

Yesterday, in a Facebook post and video, BSF jawan Tej Badur Yadav of the 29 battalion Seema Suraksha Bal – which is posted along the Line of Control – talked at length about what corruption in the force’s administration and showed pictures of “poor-quality food”. He alleged that the government wasn’t to blame. It was the seniors, who sell supplies meant for the soldiers in the open market. He urged the prime Minister to investigate.

Deployed along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir, Yadav alleged that troops are facing ‘cruelty’ as they are served bad quality food and even have to go ‘empty stomach’ at times.

In videos uploaded on social media platforms, the jawan, wearing camouflage uniform and carrying a rifle, claimed that while government procures essentials for them, the higher-ups and officers ‘sell it off’ in an ‘illegal’ manner in the market and they have to suffer.

The BSF and the home ministry have both ordered inquiries.

“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 & take appropriate action,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted.

Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home, also said “any anomaly will be dealt with firmly”.

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