BSF cancels VRS plea of jawan whose videos about food in camps went viral

In an audio clip reportedly from a phone conversation between Yadav and wife, he is heard saying that his seniors were torturing him and his life was in danger

BSF cancels VRS plea of jawan whose videos about food in camps went viral

The Border Security Force has cancelled the voluntary retirement application of soldier whose video of blaming BSF for poor quality food and facilities which went viral on Social media last month.

BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's application for retirement was accepted in December last year but the enquiry against him on the background of his selfie videos om social media made the authorities to cancel his request.


Last month, Bahadur posted three videos online showing allegedly unsavoury food at the camp in Kashmir and accusing the authorities selling off the ration meant for the troops.

The video went viral sparking widespread outrage where the top ministers were forced to take note of the situation. But the BSF denied Yadav's claims by calling him a repeat offender “who had issues with intoxication and discipline.” They have ordered a probe also.

Earlier today, a report by Hindustan Times quoted Yadav's wife Sharmila as saying that she had received a call from him on January 31, informing her that his voluntary retirement had been cancelled and he was kept under arrest by the force

According to Hindustan Times, in an audio clip reportedly between Yadav and wife, he is heard saying that his seniors were torturing him and his life was in danger.

“I know too many wrongdoings of these officials. That’s why they are doing these things with me. Please do something and take my message to public. Jai Hind,” says Yadav in a conversation, purportedly recorded by Sharmila.

“He is being mentally tortured while all we can do is helplessly wait,” Sharmila told Hindustan Times, adding that her husband is planning to start a hunger strike from Thursday if his release was not confirmed.

BSF officials told HT that the news of Bahadur's detainment was false, but his request for voluntary retirement could not be processed as an inquiry was underway against him. They also said that he has been allowed to speak with his wife.