Published On : Thu, Feb 2nd, 2017

BSF rejects VRS plea of jawan who posted video, wife says he’s been arrested

New Delhi:
The BSF has rejected Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav’s voluntary retirement on the plea that a court of inquiry is pending against him for alleged indiscipline over uploading videos on social media showing “substandard food” being served to jawans. Yadav’s wife, meanwhile, claimed he had been arrested.

Speaking to ANI, Sharmila Yadav said she had waited for her husband’s arrival on January 31 but he did not turn up. “He later called saying he had been asked to retire. However, even that was cancelled within an hour and later he was arrested,” she said. She added he had called Thursday using someone else’s phone and informed her he was being threatened and tortured mentally.

However, the BSF said “Yadav was not under arrest and his voluntary retirement has been cancelled pending the COI (Court of Inquiry) and finalisation of its recommendations.” They added the news of the cancellation of VRS was communicated to Yadav on the evening of January 30.