BSF jawan being pressured to apologise for complaint on bad food, says wife

A final report in this regard is expected to be submitted by the BSF Thursday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 13, 2017 5:06 pm
BSF jawan food, BSF jawan poor food, BSF jawan video, BSF jawan video reports, Tej Bhadur BSF jawan, Kiren Rijiju, Rijiju on BSF jawan's accusations, indian express news “To say that he has a mental problem is wrong. If this was true, why was he sent to the border and was put on duty? “Why was he not sent for treatment?,” his wife said. (Source: ANI_news/Twitter)

BSF personnel Tej Bahadur Yadav is allegedly being pressured to apologise for complaining about the bad quality of food being served to the troops. Speaking to news agency ANI, Tej Bahadur’s wife Sharmila said, “He told me that he is being pressurised to take the complaint back and apologise.” On Wednesday, Tej Bahadur’s family had backed up his claims saying it was not wrong to demand proper food.

“What he did is not wrong…he showed the truth..he has just made a demand for good food and ‘roti’. To say that he has a mental problem is wrong. If this was true, why was he sent to the border and was put on duty? “Why was he not sent for treatment?,” his wife told PTI. His son added “it was not wrong” to demand good food for himself and the troops posted on the borders.

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In a video posted at 5.37 pm on January 8, Tej Bahadur had said “We don’t want to blame any government because all governments provide us with everything but some senior officials sell them off. The situation is such that we have to sometimes sleep on empty stomachs.”

A former service personnel has also filed a PIL in the Delhi High Court seeking status report of all paramilitary forces in India over allegations of the BSF jawan in his video.

The BSF has submitted an interim report to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) saying that the ‘daal’ shown in the video was from tinned food ration and the ‘parantha’ was cooked in the unit mess as per procedures followed at high-altitude locations. The BSF also called for suggestions to improve the existing mechanism and said that it was setting up an audit of the existing system of supplying and procuring ration by senior officers.

BSF DG K K Sharma has reportedly told the ministry that the western front commander (Additional DG) of the force and a dietician has been rushed to the border post, where Yadav was posted, for a detailed inquiry. The report also mentioned that apart from the regular lunch/dinner comprising ‘daal’ and ‘roti’, the unit mess also prepared fish curry on some occasions, also visible in the videos posted by Yadav.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh had also taken note of the video and had 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 & take appropriate action,” Singh had tweeted.

A final report in this regard is expected to be submitted by the BSF Thursday after the team of senior officers sent to the spot also finds out the actual “cooking norms, style and distribution” of food to the troops in these areas.

With PTI inputs.

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    IML sood
    Jan 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm
    Nothin but a ploy to play victim card to save her indiscipline husband who is unfit for his job. Such unruly man does not deserve to be in para military forces and should be dismissed after court marshal.
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      Bharat
      Jan 12, 2017 at 1:04 pm
      Be Indian and help BAP jawan till the end, so they cal supply food properly .. domt see ur video for entertainment ,, do allow govt to sack him.. pur rwaponsibilty to be with jawans at this time .. let us teach the lesson to curropt politicain .. that they should work for India
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        SubbuI
        Jan 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm
        THIS KHOON KI S WANT OUR ARMY AND PARA MILITARYMEN GET KILLED AND THEN THEY CAN TAKE ALL CREDIT AND PUT POSTERS ALONG WITH THE MARTYRED. NO ONE RANK ONE PENSION FULLU IMPLEMENTED, NOW NO PROPER FOOD FOR THEM.THESE KHOON KI S ARE DARINDAS ONLY
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          Jai hind
          Jan 12, 2017 at 11:43 am
          This knd of acts are the root cause of terrorism .. Wait and watch how Maoist are going to be more stronger in its numbers and more destructive... Terrorism doesn't have any religion ...it's an out come of such a sidy government .justice lead them to it And we can find even people from all religion turns out to b a revolutionist ,and accept terrorism
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            bil
            Jan 12, 2017 at 5:43 pm
            FIRST SENIOR OFFICERS STEAL AND SELL FOOD MEANT FOR SOLDIERS. THEN TOP BR TRY TO DISCREDIT THE SOLDIER. HOW MUCH MORE SHAMEFUL CAN IT GET FOR INDIA.
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              CS Kudarihal
              Jan 12, 2017 at 8:27 am
              Most of corrupt army officers are taking undue advantage official secrecy act. Which says no govt employee will share the official information to any one. The corruption against armed personnel should be kept out of this act. So that people can complain against injustice being done with jawans and other civilians working in defense establishments.
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                Guest
                Jan 12, 2017 at 10:03 am
                The dal was supposedly a tinned product. I do not agree with that. No manufaturer will be able to sell such a miserable watery product.And why purchase such a product? Where is the Quality Control of the BSF? And about the paratha. The jawan says they have to suffice with one single paratha...ist that enough for high allude duties? The burnt paratha is the cook's problem but waht about the amount? How will the jawan get his 3000 kCalories for his hi-allude duties???
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                  Sreenivasan
                  Jan 12, 2017 at 9:29 am
                  Our government sells patriotism and insist everybody wear patriotism on your forehead so that the anti nationals can be identified. But when it comes to the safety of those who are on duty at the border, that patriotism is not in sight. Forget about supplying necessary equipment and cloth, they are not even given minimum required food. This is very bad. How much the politicians and big officers have to eat from public funds ?
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                    lafanga
                    Jan 12, 2017 at 11:33 pm
                    And this is the army who wants to fight two front war with China and stan LOL
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