The Border Security Force jawan, who posted a video alleging poor quality of food given to them, has been shifted from the Line of Control to the headquarters of his 29 battalion in Poonch.
Deployed along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir, the jawan says that troops are facing cruelty as they are served bad quality food and even have to go on an empty stomach at times.
This prompted Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to order appropriate action.
I have seen a video regarding a BSF jawans plight. I have asked the HS (home secretary) to immediately seek a report from the BSF & take appropriate action, Singh tweeted.
In at least three different videos clocking over four 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.
We only get a paratha 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 daal (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 cruelty and injustice against us.
He said he may not be here hinting action might be taken against him for shooting and uploading the video a s he urged people to take the issue forward so that corrective action is taken.
The BSF took cognisance of the video and tweeted from its official handle that an inquiry has been ordered.
(The) BSF is highly sensitive to the welfare of tps (troops). Individual aberrations, if any, are enquired into. A senior officer has already rchd (reached) the location, the force tweeted after tagging the video.
A senior BSF official said Yadav is currently deployed along the Line of Control in J&K and the BSF jawans here work under the operational command of the army which also provides for food and other logistics of the jawans.
However, administrative tasks like cooking are done by the BSF.