BSF Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav dismissed from service

Isaac Cain
April 20, 2017

The border security force on Wednesday sacked its jawan Tez bahadur who had complained about sub-standard quality food given to jawans during duties.

Tej Bahadur Yadav was dismissed by the BSF reportedly on the basis of a staff court of inquiry (SCoI) and as per the inquiry, Yadav, who was a constable-ranked jawan was found guilty of making false charges.

"The individual (Yadav) was found guilty of all the charges and awarded dismissal from service", the BSF said in a statement.

Yadav has the option of appealing to a higher paramilitary tribunal within three months.

He had posted videos on Facebook in which he alleged ration pilferage in his BSF unit, apart from claiming that poor quality food was being served to jawans guarding borders in snow-bound areas of Jammu and Kashmir. "Prime Minister Modi had said so (eradication of corruption)..." He said that this is what happens when you speak out the truth.

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The video created a furore, prompting the BSF to order an inquiry into his allegations.

Yadav said he will approach the government and move the court if he fails to get justice.

BSF spokesperson Dharmendra Parekh said in Srinagar that Yadav had made "false allegations on social media regarding quality of food and did not adhere to the formal grievance redress mechanism of the force". "Happening for years now".

According to PTI, a senior Indian Ministry official said that Yadav has crossed the line of discipline and broken service rules by posting the second video. Soon after he was dismissed Yadav, attached with 80 Bn BSF in Samba left for his native village in Haryana.

"My husband was not given a fair chance to defend during the court of inquiry by the BSF (Border Security Force) authorities. I have filed my plea to all higher ministers and departments and I wish that they stand and come in support of me", he said. Before boarding the bus Yadav told media persons, "I will continue to fight for justice".

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