Soldier Tej Bahadur expelled on the charges of staining BSF's reputation

By: | Updated: 19 Apr 2017 01:35 PM

BSF jawan Tej Bahadur sacked on Wednesday/ File image

New Delhi: BSF on Wednesday expelled soldier Tej Bahadur on the charges of ‘staining’ Border Security Force’s reputation. This comes months after Bahadur released a video where he talked about the poor quality food served to BSF employees.


Yadav’s wife speaks after his expulsion:

Speaking to ABP News, Yadav’s wife who looked disheartened questioned what was Yadav’s fault? She also added that after this incident, people would refrain from letting their family members join Army.


What did Yadav say in Video:

In the video, Tej Bahadur Yadav sought PM Narendra Modi's intervention, saying the plight of troopers posted along the cold, hilly border was pathetic.

Yadav alleged that troopers were served bad quality food and at times were forced to go hungry.

Claiming to be from the 29th battalion of BSF, he accused unnamed officers of illegally selling off the food supplies meant for the troopers.

He also posted other videos showing a poorly baked 'chapati' and dal which he said had "nothing except salt and turmeric".


BSF released statement, refuted charges:

A day after the soldier uploaded the video; a statement came from the BSF, which said “There was no evidence to allege that poor quality food was being served to its troopers on the border”.

Inspector General D.K. Upadhyaya said an enquiry by a DIG could not find anything to back the allegation made by a trooper on a video that has gone viral from the Jammu and Kashmir border.

"The DIG-level officer went there and inquired about the food quality served to the BSF troops. Prime facie, there was no complaint by other soldiers," Upadhyaya said.

Refuting the allegations as baseless, Upadhyaya said officers and soldiers of the BSF were served similar quality of food. He said others, including the cook, would be questioned.

The officer said Yadav had in the past been accused of insubordination and faced court martial in 2010 on charges of pointing a gun to an officer.

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