New Delhi: A series of videos shared by a BSF jawan showing substandard food served to soldiers posted at Jammu and Kashmir border have gone viral, prompting Home Minister Rajnath Singh to seek a report from the force.
In one of the videos, the jawan – identified by the BSF as Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav from the force’s 29th battalion based in Jammu and Kashmir – claims soldiers are forced to serve in the force “because of corruption by senior officials”, The Indian Express reports.
I have seen a video regarding a BSF jawan's plight. I have asked the HS to immediately seek a report from the BSF & take appropriate action.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 9, 2017
In a statement, the BSF said that “it is highly sensitive to the welfare of troops”. “Individual aberrations, if any, are enquired into. A senior officer has already reached the location,” it said.
“Constable Tej Bahadur as an individual has a difficult past. From initial days of his career, he needed regular counseling. Different correction mechanics have been applied for the individuals 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,” the BSF’s statement added.
Source - Edit Platter / Indian Express