Saturday, 25 June 2022

Is this my reward for exposing corruption: BSF jawan asks Modi

NEW DELHI: Border Security Force (BSF) constable Tej Bahadur Yadav in a fresh video has alleged that he is being “mentally tortured” and that posting the first video was his attempt to bring to light the alleged corruption in his organisation. Yadav came into the limelight with his video on the quality of food being served to armed forces personnel. In his earlier videos uploaded on social media, Yadav had alleged that while the government procures essentials for the soldiers, the higher-ups and officers “sell them off” in an “illegal” manner in the market and they have to suffer. “I want to ask the prime minister, that the food quality I had shown in the video was true but despite that no action has been taken. I am being harassed for posting that video. Why is this happening? It was the prime minister who wanted to eradicate corruption from the country and I have just shown an instance of corruption within my department. Is this the result of pointing out corruption?” he asked in his recent video. Responding to reports which mentioned that Yadav had 17 per cent of his Facebook friends from Pakistan, he said that his phone was seized on January 10 and that his social networking account had been used without his permission. “I came to know that my mobile phone has been meddled with and it is being said that some contacts from Pakistan have been found. I request you to not believe in such false rumours unless I communicate to you directly through any video,” he added.

Below are the videos posted by the jawan, taken from his Facebook page:

Enquiry into Yadav almost over

An enquiry for reported breach of discipline instituted against Yadav is in its final stage and a report would be submitted soon. Officials said the Staff Court of Inquiry would soon wrap up its investigation and submit its recommendations to the BSF director general. Meanwhile, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has taken strong exception to Yadav’s fresh video and has asked the BSF to look into it as part of the enquiry. A senior ministry official said that Yadav has crossed the line of discipline and broken service rules by posting the second video.

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