BSF Jawan, who complained about bad quality food, dismissed

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BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur
BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur

Srinagar : BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur, who had complained about bad quality food being served in army camps, has been dismissed from the army.

“The issues of disobedience framed against him (Yadav) pertained to going on hunger strike and carrying a mobile phone while on duty. He was asked to eat but he did not follow the instruction. As far as mobiles are concerned, there is a general order for all BSF troopers, which prohibits them from carrying mobile phones while on duty,” said a senior official on condition of anonymity as he was not allowed to talk to the media.

In January, videos shared by Tej Bahadur over the poor quality of food had gone viral. 

In four different videos uploaded on Facebook, Yadav of BSF’s 29th battalion claimed that while government procured essentials for them, the higher-ups and officers “sold it off” in an “illegal” manner in the market.

“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?

Following the video, PMO had ordered an enquiry and sought a detailed report over it.