Weeks after BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Singh’s video alleging that the troops were being served bad quality food on social media went viral, his wife on Thursday claimed that he was being mentally tortured and his voluntary retirement had been called off.
A video complaining about the quality of food served to soldiers posted by BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav had gone viral. It triggers huge reactions, with even the PMO seeking a comprehensive factual report on the incident.
“He (Tej Bahadur) managed to call up today using someone else’s phone and told me that he was under arrest. He was being threatened and mentally tortured,” said his wife Sharmila as per the reports. She also states that she waited for him to come home on January 31 but he didn’t turn up. “He called up to say that he was asked to retire, but his retirement was also cancelled within one hour, and he was later arrested.”
However, some reports also claimed that Tej Bahadur had not been detained. “Inquiry has found him guilty and disciplinary action against him recommended, but not approved yet,” the report suggest.
Previously, Sharmila had supported her husband saying that what he did was not wrong as his intentions were to just reveal the truth. “What he did is not wrong… he showed the truth… he has just made a demand for good food and ‘roti’. To say that he has a mental problem is wrong. If this was true, why was he sent to the border and put on duty? Why was he not sent for treatment?” asked Sharmila.
However, in a report, the Home Ministry claimed that it had found no substance in the complaints about food quality raised by Tej Bahadur. “There was no widespread discontent” in constabulary over food, it said.