BSF jawan video: Family to file habeas corpus petition as Tej Bahadur ‘goes missing’

Officials in the force had said that as per the laid down procedures under a Court of Inquiry, all witnesses in a case are questioned by the probe team till the investigation is complete.

Written by Nishant Shekhar | Ahmedaba/new Delhi | Updated: February 8, 2017 11:18 pm
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The family of BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav, whose video complaining of poor quality of food being served to the jawans went viral, will soon file a habeas corpus petition as they have no information of his wheareabouts. Speaking to The Indian Express, Yadav’s brother-in-law Vijay said the family is trying to contact him and even wrote two letters to the BSF, but has not got any reply. “Yadav last spoke to his wife and said that the BSF officials are taking him to an unknown location. But couldn’t speak further. We have sent two letters to the DG, but have not got any response so far,” said Vijay.

Lashing out at the BSF for cancelling the Voluntary Retirement Service (VRS) of Yadav, Vijay said, “As if Yadav was from other country, they cancelled his VRS and initiated inquiry against him. They could have ordered the probe after giving him VRS. Our family is very upset.”

Earlier on Monday, Yadav’s wife Sharmila and her brother Ranbir Singh met paramilitary Director General KK Sharma at the Force’s headquarters in the national Capital. Though officials said that Sharma assured the family of a fair inquiry, Vijay said the response of Sharma was not very positive. “After Yadav spoke to his wife yesterday. We again tried to contact the DG, but he didn’t meet us,” said Vijay. Yadavs wife had claimed that her husband had called her and claimed that he was being threatened and harassed and that he has been put under arrest.

Officials in the force had said that as per the laid down procedures under a Court of Inquiry, all witnesses in a case are questioned by the probe team till the investigation is complete. The trooper is also facing charges of indiscipline for uploading the social media post and also on various other counts and hence in such a case the privilege of granting a VRS to an employee is disallowed, they had said.

A video shot by Yadav in which he was complaining about the quality of food, had gone viral last month triggering 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 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. He had also posted other videos in which he had claimed that the quality of food served was not good.

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    Ahmed
    Feb 8, 2017 at 11:43 am
    Very soon there will be a news that he has committed suicide
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      Onkar Singh
      Feb 8, 2017 at 11:03 am
      Yadav's family should approach RAM Jethmalani to rescue the Jawan from the forces vindictive officer.He can be eliminated by unscrupulous officers or Politicians who have a nexus in siphoning funds meant for the jawans.Otherwise why are the jawans being fed such substandard food.!!!!!!!!
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        bonkered.brahmin
        Feb 8, 2017 at 2:37 pm
        All those scoundrels writing against the soldiers are brahmin scoundrels who have no logic other than the BSTRD MANU's ILLOGIC.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If you want social stability in India then get rid of all Brahmin scoundrels!
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          bonkered.brahmin
          Feb 8, 2017 at 1:40 pm
          STATE TERRORIST RAJNATH SINGH AND DEFENSE TERRORIST PARIKAR SHOULD KNOW WHERE THE SOLDIER IS!
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            techiners
            Feb 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm
            He is not missing (like Najeeb), he has been killed (encountered by the Hitler).lt;br/gt;My Country is Changing! MERA DESH BADAL RAHA HAI!
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              Adnan Khalid
              Feb 9, 2017 at 5:22 am
              #PakstandswithTejBahadur
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                bijit Krishna
                Feb 8, 2017 at 11:21 am
                Yadav's family should approach PMO and FIR if missing
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                  Kishore
                  Feb 9, 2017 at 2:52 am
                  Most of the High Official not only in Paramilitary forces almost of all Govt. Deptt. Involve in corrupt practice deffinitely the rate is higher in defence services. Despite Our PM's reapeted trying to Uplift India's Image. So till date India failed to give Strong response to any Insurgency within India and outside.
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                    Amandeep singh
                    Feb 9, 2017 at 1:31 am
                    First of all...BSF should disclose where is Corp right now.
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                      ketan
                      Feb 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm
                      JUN is for study not for politics, If you want to do politics then come and take part in election so any other bright student can have your place. Stop spoiling the future generation of the student and let them study.
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                        Mayur Panghaal
                        Feb 8, 2017 at 5:42 pm
                        Parrikar the def minister wants to go back to goa because he enjoys fish curry.lt;br/gt;Can there be a more moronic guy than farrikar the duffer ?
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                          Mahender Goriganti
                          Feb 8, 2017 at 10:57 pm
                          He he benevolently retired and is looking for a job with Islamic express!!
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                            Mahender Goriganti
                            Feb 8, 2017 at 11:01 pm
                            Not like beef and pork and steak scavengers
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                              Raider
                              Feb 9, 2017 at 11:34 am
                              What ABVP is doing.
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                                Raider
                                Feb 8, 2017 at 12:38 pm
                                Dear a JNU student Najeeb missing since more than 3 months is there any new about him, no, same thing will happen to this soldier. This govt are fooling people in the name of 'Desh Bhakti'.
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                                  Raider
                                  Feb 8, 2017 at 10:51 am
                                  Mera desh badal raha hai. Now in the tenure of Modiji's govt corruption enters into the military system too. Great PM to have, corruption spreading like cancer in our country rather than in control as per our PMji's promise.
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                                    rajan
                                    Feb 9, 2017 at 1:02 am
                                    Corrupt ways of BSFand the government in dealing with forthrightness.
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                                      Ranjan Ravi
                                      Feb 9, 2017 at 5:26 am
                                      BSF should answer. Modi is sleeping..wake up ..
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                                        Kejrubhakt
                                        Feb 9, 2017 at 7:13 am
                                        AAP money working. Issues created by media.
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                                          Majdoor Sangthan
                                          Feb 9, 2017 at 6:44 am
                                          Very very Bad .lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Shame
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                                            Amit thackrey
                                            Feb 8, 2017 at 1:27 pm
                                            Good move this guy was a traitor and deserved to be send to Pak border.
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