BSF Jawan Was to Be Court-Martialled

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"Can a BSF jawan do 10 hours of duty after eating such food?" he asked.

A soldier of India's Border Security Force (BSF) captured social media attention on Sunday after he posted videos on Facebook showing the frightful condition of the food he and his fellow troopers are served while on duty, India Today reported.

"I have seen a video regarding a BSF jawan's plight".

"I want the media to come and report on the food we are being served, so the government and others become aware of the conditions we serve in", he said, before signing off with a "Jai Hind".

In videos uploaded on Facebook, the jawan claimed that while government procures essentials for them, the higher-ups and officers "sell it off" in an "illegal" manner in the market.

He also alleged that at times jawans have to go to sleep "empty stomach". He was pressurized by the high authorities of the force to take down the videos.

The BSF had said Mr. Yadav, who posted these videos, was court-martialled in 2010 for indiscipline and aiming a gun at a senior officer even as it assured of a thorough probe into his allegations.

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Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said his Ministry had received an "interim report" from the BSF on the issue and "there are some issues".

Home Minister Rajnath Singh had taken note of the video and ordered an "appropriate action" into the incident.

His son added, "it was not wrong" to demand good food for himself and the troops posted on the border. He also said that the welfare of our soldiers is our first priority. "Why was he not sent for treatment?" wife of constable Tej Bahadur Yadav said.

A senior BSF official has even told the Press Trust of India that Yadav is an "alcoholic" and has been pulled up often for violation of discipline.

It is understood that it mentions that apart from the regular lunch/dinner comprising "daal" and "roti", the unit mess also prepared fish curry on some occasions, something that is also visible in the videos posted by Yadav.

He said DIG-level officers had visited the camp recently and none of the border guards including Yadav had complained about quality of food.

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