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The Row Over A Video Shared By A BSF Jawan Complaining Over Bad Quality Food In Border Areas 'snowballed' On Tuesday The After The Security Force Sent An Initial Report To The Home Ministry.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 10 Jan 2017, 04:31:33 PM
A combination of photos shows BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav and a senior BSF official.

New Delhi:

The row over a video shared by a BSF jawan complaining over bad quality food in border areas 'snowballed' on Tuesday the after the security force sent an initial report to the home ministry.

The Border Security Force has also sent the mess commander in question on leave. 

Sources also said that the complainant, jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, has also been deployed to another unit.

In the video, Yadav, who is deployed along the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir, had alleged that troops are served bad quality food and even have to go "empty stomach" at times, prompting the border guarding force to initiate an inquiry. 

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In videos uploaded on social media platforms, the jawan, wearing camouflage uniform and carrying a rifle, claimed that while government procures essentials for them, the higher-ups and officers "sell it off" in an "illegal" manner in the market. 

In at least three different videos clocking over 4-minutes released online, Yadav (40) of BSF's 29th battalion also goes on to show the food that is allegedly being served to him. 

"We only get a 'parantha' and tea as breakfast and this is without any pickle or vegetables... we slog for 11 hours and at times we have to stand throughout the duty hours. 

For lunch, we get 'dal' (pulses) which only has 'haldi' (turmeric) and salt... with roti. This is the quality of the food we get... how can a jawan do his duty? "I request the Prime Minister to get this probed... no one shows our plight," Yadav alleged.

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First Published : 10 Jan 2017, 03:59:00 PM

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