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'Missing' BSF jawan row : Delhi HC agrees to hear plea seeking to trace Tej Bahadur Yadav

Delhi High Court On Friday Agreed To Hear Plea Seeking To Trace 'missing' BSF Jawan, Who Posted Video Alleging Poor Quality Food Being Served To Them.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Apoorva Nawaz | Updated on: 10 Feb 2017, 11:54:59 AM
Video grab of BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav

New Delhi:

Delhi High Court on Friday agreed to hear plea seeking to trace 'missing'  BSF Jawan, who posted video alleging poor quality food being served to them.

The wife of a BSF jawan, Tej Bahadur Yadav on Thursday filed a habeas corpus plea in the Delhi High Court claiming that her husband is untraceable and the family has been unable to contact him for last three days.

Yadav's wife, Sharmila, and his family claimed that the soldier is untraceable and that they have not been able to reach him.The jawan's wife also sought a high-level enquiry into his disappearance as well as the recent rejection of his plea for voluntary retirement.

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When contacted, Ex-paramilitary Personnel Welfare Association general secretary Ranbir Singh said that he, along with Sharmila and her elder brother, had met the BSF director general who had assured them that a "fair inquiry as per procedure" will be conducted in the case.Singh also said that the BSF DG told them that the jawan was hospitalised.

Earlier, BSF had said that Yadav's plea under the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) was cancelled as a Court of Inquiry (CoI) was pending against him. 

BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav had on January 9 posted a video on Facebook which showed a meal box comprising a watery soup-like dal, which he said had only turmeric and salt and a burnt chapatti.

Earlier, a PIL was also filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the government to depute higher officers to supervise cooking of proper healthy food and its distribution.It sought a status report regarding the quality of food served to soldiers along the LoC.

The high court had issued notice on the petition to various paramilitary forces, including the Border Security Force (BSF), seeking their stand on the allegation of poor quality food being served to the troops.

(with PTI inputs)

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First Published : 10 Feb 2017, 11:35:00 AM