Dismissed BSF jawan says fair trial not given to him, to move court

Tej Bahadur Yadav, had posted a video online about five months back, complaining about poor quality food being served to the troops on the icy heights along LoC in J&K.

By: PTI | Rewari | Updated: April 20, 2017 8:11 pm
Tej Bahadur Yadav, Tej Bahadur Yadav dismissed, BSF jawan trial, unfair trial, BSF dismissed, BSF jawan, BSF jawan video, BSF jawan dismiss, BSF food, indian express news, india news BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav complained about the poor quality of food and his videos went viral earlier last year.

Dismissed BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav is planning to move court against his sacking as he contended on Thursday that he was not given a fair trial after he complained about poor quality of food being served to the soldiers. Yadav, a native of Rewari in Haryana, had posted a video
online about five months back, complaining about poor quality food being served to the troops on the icy heights along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

He was dismissed on Wednesday by a Summary Security Force Court (SSFC) where he was tried on two counts — of making “false allegations” on social media regarding the quality of food and carrying two mobile phones while on operational duty, the BSF spokesman said.

“I was not given a fair trial. Though I was given an opportunity to present witness but my mobile phone was seized. I wanted to call colleagues as witnesses, but wasn’t allowed to do so,” Yadav said today after returning to his village in Rewari from Jammu and Kashmir.

He said he was shocked to know about his dismissal after being earlier asked to prepare pension and retirement documents. Yadav’s wife Sharmila said the family was not expecting that he would be dismissed. “We will go to the Delhi High Court. He (Yadav) has served for 20 years. He should get pension. That is his due,” she said.

Yadav claimed that the food quality served to jawans improved by 70 per cent after his video went viral. “I got a lot of support from my fellow jawans,” said Yadav, who was given a rousing welcome from the villagers as soon as he got down from a Haryana Roadways bus.

The BSF jawan was surrounded by youngsters and elderly people as he reached his village. Many youth could be seen clicking selfies and shaking hands with him. Yadav’s dismissal came five months after he posted the video on Facebook, triggering public outcry over the working conditions of troops guarding the country’s frontiers.

The BSF spokesman yesterday said that making “false allegations” about the quality of food was an act “prejudicial to good order and discipline” of the force, and that Yadav did not adhere to formal grievance redressal mechanism available.The spokesman had alleged that constable Yadav did not obey a general order of the force and carried two mobile phones while on operational duty which was against the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

Yadav also posted photographs in uniform on social media in contravention of instructions, the spokesman had said.

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  1. M
    Mohan dasa
    Apr 21, 2017 at 6:46 am
    He is still speaking ill of the organisatian that brought him up. No doubt he is supported by some rich paymaster. And our news-hungry media are supporting him by giving him undue publicity.
    1. Mohammad Dar
      Apr 21, 2017 at 2:23 am
      Low cast gentiles slaves by faith have no right to ask for right of justice in equality but, to submit his hindu crook man god, ordained by the hindu racist manifesto of hinduism racism by faith, a dogma imposed by the hindus criminals of the Egypt and Persia, being the lords of low cast, hindus subhuman by faith. Learn to be a human with choice, than to be a hindu in human form.
      1. S
        Apr 20, 2017 at 10:13 pm
        Why bother, just say something silly against muzzies and all your sins will be washed away and if you are lucky enough you will get next election ticket.
        1. L
          Apr 20, 2017 at 9:12 pm
          no use mr tej bahadur people who have dismissed u their brothers aka sanghis are sitting in all courts - they will drag u r case for 30 yrs or SC will overturn HC decision or put in in jail for leaking secrets or some dubious charge - plz take over from MR hariprasad who exposed EVM , was jailed ,