Tej Bahadur Yadav, the BSF jawan who posted a video on social media complaining of bad quality food being served to the troops, has been dismissed from service after a probe. Officials said Tej Bahadur Yadav was sacked by the border guarding force on the basis of a report of a Staff Court of Inquiry (SCoI).
The inquiry, they said, found the constable-rank jawan guilty of making false charges. He has the option to appeal against the verdict within three months.
In January, the Mr Yadav had posted three videos alleging poor food and near starvation while the troops are on duty under tough weather conditions at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The action of dismissal of the jawan has been taken under the Border Security Force Act that is applicable to all the personnel serving in the paramilitary force,” a senior officer said.
Tej Bahadur Yadav has been found guilty on charges of indiscipline, including uploading the video, which is a violation of the rules of the forces.
After the videos, the soldier has been shifted from the Line of Control to the headquarters of his 29 battalion in Poonch. In March, Mr Yadav came out with another video alleging he was being persecuted for blowing the whistle and asked PM Narendra Modi if he didn’t deserve justice.
“I exposed corruption in my department since the Prime Minister wanted to fight corruption… I appeal to all to ask the PM why I am being tortured,” Mr Yadav had said in the video reported to have been put out by his family.
In his first video, the jawan showed food being cooked. He had said the watery soup-like dal had just salt and turmeric and that the chapati served to them was burnt.