BSF has rejected Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav’s application seeking voluntary retirement on grounds that a court of inquiry is pending into his allegations of “substandard food” in videos posted on social media as also charges of indiscipline against him. Yadav’s wife, meanwhile, claimed he has been arrested.
Sharmila Yadav said she had waited for her husband’s arrival on January 31 but he did not turn up, adding: “He later called up saying he had been asked to retire. However, even that was cancelled within an hour and later he was arrested.”
She said he had called Thursday using someone else’s phone and informed her he was being threatened and tortured mentally.
Last month, a video by BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav complaining of the quality of food served to troops had gone viral, triggering a flurry of reactions, with the PMO seeking a detailed factual report on the incident.
However, according to BSF sources, Tej Bahadur had not been arrested. “Inquiry has found him guilty and disciplinary action against him recommended, but not approved yet,” it said.
Yadav also posted other videos showing a poorly baked ‘chapati’ and dal which he said had “nothing except salt and turmeric”.
Tej Bahadur Yadav, a BSF jawan of 29th battalion, who is these days posted in Jammu and Kashmir, in a series of Facebook posts, has said that the government has been doing enough to provide the security forces with essential items, but it is the BSF officials who are indulged in wrong doings.
In the videos, Yadav is seen accusing the high-ranking officers of selling the items being provided by the government to fill their pockets.
The BSF jawan, in an appeal to the nation, says, “How can a person like him stand in duty for 10-11 hours in harsh conditions after having a pathetic meal”.