New Delhi, Jan 11: The Border Security Force (BSF) constable Tej Bahadur Yadav of the 29 battalion Seema Suraksha Bal, who on Monday in a video had exposed the rot in the system by revealing the deeply ingrained corruption in the higher order saying that the troops there are not even getting basic three square meals has been transferred from his unit to another location. BSF said that the transfer was done to ensure a fair probe.
Indian Express quoted D K Upadhyay, BSF Inspector General in Jammu saying Yadav was sent for duty at LoC only on December 28 as many people were on leave. The officer said that for four years he was not given any field duty.Upadhyay further stated that he should have come directly to him and he didn’t complain when a DIG visited the unit on January 6.
Yadav in the video said that the soldiers stand for 11 straight hours every day regardless the weather or temperature, but they are treated in the worst possible way imaginable. He was also seen saying neither the media nor any minister tries to take a note on how are we going through this (harsh weather). He further stated, “Our conditions are still worst(humare halat wahi darbartar hain).” “After this, I will send three videos that will show how our officials are mistreating us. We do not want to blame any government because they give everything we need, but our senior officials sell everything (for their own profit),” the jawan was seen saying. The video then shows shots of dried up chappatis and runny daal, where Yadav’s voice can be heard saying that there are ven times when the soldiers have to go to sleep on an empty stomach.
After the video went viral on social media, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday sought a report from the Home Secretary and directed him to take appropriate action on the same.