Tej Bahadur Yadav, the BSF jawan who was dismissed from his duty on Wednesday over his viral video on social media which highlighted the poor food conditions for jawans, requested the government to support him and asserted that if he did not get the support, he would move the judiciary. He also said that he will move to high court to seek justice.
“I will request the government to support me on this issue. If the government is not able to take any action, then I will proceed to court. I have filed my plea to all higher ministers and departments and I wish that they stand and come in support of me,” Bahadur said.
“My request to the government is to listen to what the Indian soldiers have to say. We don’t want an increase in our salary or facilities, but good food and holidays on time,” he added.
Bahadur received his dismissal orders around 12:00 pm and he is expected to be home on Thursday said his wife.
“I was dismissed from the BSF today, but I still have the proof with me about the video I had posted on the poor quality of the food. I am yet to get justice and I will take this matter to the High Court, as I have faith in the system,” he said
“It is saddening, but if this is what I get for saying the truth, then what can be done. I’m not saying that all army officers are corrupt, some are really concerned, but at least 50 percent of officers are responsible for the poor food conditions,” he added.
The BSF said in a statement that Yadav was dismissed from service by the summary security force court (SSFC) that commenced from April 13 and concluded on April 19.
“During the proceedings, it was charged that he indulged in an act prejudicial to good order and discipline of the force in which he made false allegations on social media regarding the quality of food and did not adhere to formal grievance redressal mechanism of the force,” the statement said.
It added that all opportunities were given to Yadav for his defence during the proceedings.
“It was also alleged in the court of inquiry that he neglected to obey general orders of the force in which he carried two mobile phones while on operational duty against the SOP and also posted photographs in uniform on social media in contravention of instructions,” it said.