1. Tej Bahadur Yadav video row: Sacked by BSF for complaining against food quality, jawan says will move High Court

Tej Bahadur Yadav video row: Sacked by BSF for complaining against food quality, jawan says will move High Court

Hours after BSF dismissed him from service today, jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav said he would move to High Court to get justice.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: April 19, 2017 10:49 PM
In a video that he posted, the jawan had alleged that he was being “mentally tortured”.

Hours after the Border Security Force (BSF) dismissed him from service today, Tej Bahadur Yadav said he would move High Court to get justice. Recently his post in social media about sub-standard food quality offered to jawans had grabbed attention in the country, with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) also asking for reports.

Speaking to ANI today, the jawan said, “I have been dismissed from service, will now appeal in the High court”. He added, “Hope I get justice, I have full faith in the judiciary. This is what happens when you say the truth? Happening for years now”.

According to PTI, concerned authorities had ordered a probe for reported breach of discipline against him. Officials had said the Staff Court of Inquiry (SCoI) would soon complete its investigation and submit its recommendations to the BSF DG.

The Home Ministry, in the meantime, had taken strong exception to a fresh video of Yadav. It asked the BSF to look into it as part of the probe. A senior official in the ministry had said that Yadav had broken service rules by posting the second video too.

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In the video, the jawan had alleged that he was being “mentally tortured” and his attempt to post the first video was to highlight the alleged prevailing corruption in his organisation. “The Prime Minister had said so (eradication of corruption)…I was doing the same. Is this (inquiry) what I should be getting in return ” he asked in the short video.

Yadav, in the first video, uploaded on social media had alleged that even as the government procures essentials for the soldiers, the higher-ups and officers “sell them off” in the market.

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