Rajnath seeks report after BSF jawan alleges bad food on LoC

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New Delhi : Army has been the backbone of any country’s security measures. A BSF jawan, deployed along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir, has alleged that troops are facing cruelty as they are served bad quality food.

He even said, sometimes they had to sleep empty stomach. The soldier gave his message in four videos and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has order probe into the incident.

In videos uploaded on social media platforms, the jawan, wearing camouflage uniform and carrying a rifle, claimed the higher rank officers sell off the government amenities in an illegal manner in the market to fill their pockets.

The Home Minister took the Twitter and said a Deputy Inspector General rank officer is sent to the place for an inquiry.

In at least three different videos clocking over 4-minutes released online, constable T B Yadav (40) of BSF’s 29th battalion also goes on to show the food that is allegedly being served to him.

The video says, “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, adding, “It is atyachaar (cruelty) and anyay (injustice) against us.”

The Border Security Force took cognisance of the video and tweeted from its official handle that an inquiry has been ordered.