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Sacked for complaint over bad food, BSF jawan to move HC

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BSF dismisses jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav who complained of sub-standard food Tej Bahadur Yadav

New Delhi: A BSF jawan, who posted a clip on social media complaining of bad quality food being served to the troops, was Wednesday dismissed from service following an inquiry.

Tej Bahadur Yadav has said he will move the High Court against his dismissal. "I have been dismissed from service, will now appeal in High court", he said.

"This is what happens when you say the truth? Happening for years now. I am not saying all army officers are corrupt, some are really concerned but 50% of officers responsible for poor food conditions", he added.

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.

"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 on Wednesday.

"Yadav has been found guilty on certain charges of indiscipline including uploading the said video in violation of laid down procedures and rules. He has an option to appeal against the verdict within three months time," he added.

Yadav, in January this year, had alleged in his video post that bad quality food was being served to the soldiers.

While the government procures essentials for the soldiers, the higher-ups 'sell them off' in an 'illegal' manner in the market making the lower level personnel in the force suffer, he had alleged.

The jawan, who was part of a BSF unit posted along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, had also said in the video that a watery soup-like dal, which he claimed had only turmeric and salt, and a burnt chapati were served to them.

Yadav was serving in the 29th battalion of the force and had been transferred to a BSF battalion in Jammu during the inquiry.

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