BSF jawan complains of bad food, BSF says its indiscipline
Calling off the video showing deplorable conditions of Jawans, the Border Security Force (BSF) has said that the Constable Tej Bahadur, who shared the video, had a “difficult past.”
In response to the video which has garnered more than 5 crore views and huge backlash for BSF, it has said, “Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav as an individual has a difficult past. From initial days of his career, he needed regular counselling. He was a habitual offender of absenteeism without permission, chronic alcoholism, misbehaving with superior officers. For such reasons, individual has served mostly in headquarters under supervision of some dedicated superior officer. Leaving apart the background of individual, a DIG rank officer has reached location to investigate the circumstances alleged in videos.”
“Welfare of our Security Forces absolute priority. Any anomaly to be dealt with firmly,” said MoS Home Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh informed in a tweet that he has asked Home Secretary for a report.
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
Amidst this, BSF tweeted that it is sensitive to welfare of its troops.
BSF is highly sensitive to the welfare of tps.Individual aberrations,if any,are enquired into.A senior officer has already rchd the location https://t.co/3fH7qZdV5P
— BSF (@BSF_India) January 9, 2017
A soldier of 29 battalion seema suraksha bal, Tej Bahadur Yadav, shared 4 videos on his Facebook profile which has since gone viral. He seeked help from center for survival.
He posted videos with shots of runny dal and dried chappatis with him adding that there are times when a soldier goes to sleep empty stomach.
“Neither the media, nor any minister tries to take a note on how are we going through this (harsh weather). Our conditions are still worst. (humare halat wahi darbartar hain). After this, I will send three videos that will show how our officials are mistreating us. We do not want to blame any government, because they give everything we need, but our senior officials sell everything (for their own profit),” the jawans can be seen saying.
He talks about how soldiers are made to stand for hours in all kinds of weather or temperature and receive ill treatment from seniors.
“I will show you that we get only one paratha in the breakfast that too without any curry, or pickle. We get it (stuffed chapatti) only with a cup of tea. In afternoon, I’ll show you how we get ‘daal’ in afternoon, its only turmeric and salt and nothing else, I will also show you the condition of chapattis,” Yadav said.
However, he doesn’t blame the government since he repeatedly adds that the Centre was sending supplies, which was being sold in the market and asked for a probe in the situation.
“I request honourable Prime Minister also to look into the matter. Friends, I may not live once I upload this video, as my officials have high approach. Kindly share the video as much as possible so that every media organisation come here and investigate and also witness how soldiers are living,” he said.