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VIDEO: Agony of a BSF Jawan fighting for the country and himself....

The jawan has alleged that troops are served bad quality food and even have to sleep empty stomach at times. In videos uploaded on social media platform, the jawan, wearing camouflage uniform and carrying a rifle, claimed that while government procures essentials for them, the higher-ups and officers 'sell it off' in an 'illegal' manner in the market

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 10 Jan 2017 5:42 AM GMT

VIDEO: Agony of a BSF Jawan fighting for the country and himself....
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Srinagar: While there are zillion of claims being made about the safety, well-being and standard of living of our security forces, a video made viral on social media by a Border Security Force (BSF) officer might bring out the hidden reality of the conditions our armed forces are forced to cope up with.

Tej Bahadur Yadav is a B.S.F personnel of 29th Battalion deployed along the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir. Wearing his uniform with pride but a little disappointment, the officer has posted a video on social networking site Facebook urging the people of the nation, media, concerned authorities and the Government to listen his painful voice.

In next slide: Video posted by the BSP Jawan....

The video posted by BSF officer:

The jawan has alleged that troops are served bad quality food and even have to sleep empty stomach at times. In videos uploaded on social media platform, the jawan, wearing camouflage uniform and carrying a rifle, claimed that while government procures essentials for them, the higher-ups and officers 'sell it off' in an 'illegal' manner in the market.

Tej Bahadur alleged that the Government will probably provided us good foods but their officers are earning money by selling their official foods.

In next slide: Government initiates inquiry...

The video has prompt the border guarding force to initiate an inquiry. Taking immediate notice of the post Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked for appropriate investigation into the matter and has also seek the reports of the investigation.

https://twitter.com/rajnathsingh/status/818493336965128193

In next slide: BSF tries to discredit Yadav....

Ignoring the complaint by the officer the BSF has issued a statement saying that there had been no complaints from other officers when seniors from the headquarters had visited them recently. "DIG and Commanding officer visited him and other BSF jawans present in strength of about 20 in last one week and there was no complaint from any one," the BSF stated.

The authorities have, however, already ordered for a full investigation into the allegations made by Yadav who joined the force in 1996, said a senior BSF official.

The BSF alsoo said, "He has been sent only 10 days ago to the current place of deployment on road head to facilitate support to high altitude forward locations which he has shown in current selfie, on experimental basis to observe the improvements of past counselling."

What the statement included about Tej Bahadur Yadav:

  • Constable Tej Bahadur as an individual has a difficult past.
  • From initial days of his career, he needed regular counselling.
  • Different correction mechanics have been applied for the individual's welfare as he was habitual offender of absenteeism without permission, chronic alcoholism, misbehaving and using force with superior officers and certain other acts against good order and discipline.
  • For such reasons Yadav has served mostly in headquarters under supervision of some dedicated superior officers.
  • In spite of Yadav being a bad hat proper time has been devoted for individuals improvement as a welfare to the individual.
  • The jawan has also applied for voluntary retirement.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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