BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav dismissed from service; wife takes to social media to cry foul

BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav, whose video clip on "substandard food" served to BSF men went viral in January, was on Wednesday dismissed from service. After his dismissal, he said that he will now appeal to high court and added, "Hope I get justice, I have full faith in judiciary. This is what happens when you say the truth? Happening for years now."

Reacting to BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's dismissal from service, after an inquiry found his complaint against receiving bad quality food as false, his wife Sharmila on Wednesday took to social media to protest against the decision.

In a video message, Yadav's wife questioned the authorities and asked whether a mother will send her child or a wife send her husband if a man is dismissed for complaining against poor quality food, News18 Hindi reported.

Earlier in the day, officials said that Yadav was sacked by the border guarding force on the basis of a report of a staff court of inquiry (SCoI).

The inquiry, they said, found the constable-rank jawan guilty of making false charges.

"The action of dismissal of the jawan has been taken under the Border Security Force Act that is applicable to all the personnel serving in the paramilitary force," a senior officer said.

"Yadav has been found guilty on certain charges of indiscipline including uploading the said video in violation of laid down procedures and rules. He has an option to appeal against the verdict within three months time," he added.

Yadav, in January this year, had alleged in his video post that bad quality food was being served to the soldiers.

While the government procures essentials for the soldiers, the higher-ups "sell them off" in an "illegal" manner in the market making the lower level personnel in the force suffer, he had alleged.

The jawan, who was part of a BSF unit posted along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, had also said in the video that a watery soup-like dal, which he claimed had only turmeric and salt, and a burnt chapati were served to them.

Yadav was serving in the 29th battalion of the force and had been transferred to a BSF battalion in Jammu during the inquiry.

With inputs from PTI


Updated Date: Apr 19, 2017 17:19 PM

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