Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav rattles BSF with viral video - five things to know about him
Tej Bahadur Yadav, a BSF jawan, has gone viral with the allegation that troops are served bad quality food and are forced to even go to sleep with an “empty stomach” sometimes.
He posted four videos uploaded on Facebook claiming that while government procures essentials for them, the higher-ups and officers sell it off.
He says: “We only get a ‘parantha’ and tea as breakfast and 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.
Tej Bahadur Yadav’s charges drew a quick response from Home minister Rajnath Singh, who tweeted saying he had sought a report from the BSF to take “appropriate action”.
The Border Security Force has ordered an inquiry and despatched a senior officer to the spot.
Here are five things to know about Tej Bahadur Yadav:
1) Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav works with BSF’s 29th battalion and has been deployed on the Indo-Pak border.
2) Hailing from Haryana, he joined the force in 1996 and has sought voluntary retirement He wants to be relieved end of January 2017.
3) BSF claims that Tej Bahadur Yadav has been a ‘bad hat’. He has been given four major punishments in the past and has been issued reprimands for alleged violation of discipline.
It describes him as a “habitual offender of absenteeism without permission, chronic alcoholism, misbehaving and using force with superior officers…”
4) Tej Bahadur Yadav has been active on Facebook since 2013. He seems to be a fan of Patanjali products and commando trainer Shifuji's
expletive-laden videos. He is known to post extremely communal messages.
5) He spoke to India Today and said he was not afraid of officials targeting him as the videos had gone viral. He is also ready to fight if it benefits his brother soldiers. He says he complained to a senior officer first. But after the officer said he was helpless, he resorted to Facebook.
Video: Corruption in food supply, says BSF jawan