Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav took a daring step on Monday when he posted the videos of the food that is being served to the border soldiers and directly accused the higher officials of corruption due to which worst quality food is being served to the soldiers. A CRPF jawan posted there too has rejected the notion that they are being treated badly and said that they get "quality food on time" and added that after duty hours they are provided proper accommodation.
Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh also tweeted about the video, ordering an inquiry.
He posted three videos with shots of runny dal and dried chappatis with him adding that there are times when a soldier goes to sleep empty stomach.
Meanwhile, reacting to the news, the BSF has said that the institution is "sensitive towards the welfare" of its jawans and assured that a senior officer has been sent to look into the allegations made by Yadav. A final report in this regard is expected to be submitted by the BSF tomorrow after the team of senior officers sent to the spot also finds out the actual "cooking norms, style and distribution" of food to the troops in these areas.
"I want the media to come and report on the food we are being served, so the government and others become aware of the conditions we serve in, ' he said, before signing off with a 'Jai Hind". From the initial days of his career, he needed regular counseling.
Apart from probing the said allegations -Upadhyay said- an enquiry would also be conducted as to why Tej Bahadur was carrying a phone while on duty, despite strict guidelines to the contrary.
A day after the videos went viral, Mr Yadav was moved from the Line of Control in Poonch to a Batallion in Rajouri.
In his videos, the 40-year-old constable says, "We only get a parantha and tea as breakfast and this is without any pickle or butter or jam".
The BSF further claimed that Yadav had a history of alcoholism and had been a repeated defaulter. No officer incharge for the mess or responsible for purchases have been shifted to ensure an impartial inquiry into the whole gamut of the issue. "I appeal to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to order an investigation". "Leaving apart the background of individual, to enquire in transparent and fair manner into the circumstances which the individual alleged in posted videos, a DIG rank officer has reached the location to investigate the matter".