New Delhi: BSF jawan Tej Bahadur, whose Facebook video alleging poor quality food at the Jammu and Kashmir station triggered a big controversy has been dismissed from service on Wednesday.
Earlier, the latest video seems to be the last straw with the Union Home Ministry considering strict action like dismissal from service against the jawan. The ministry feels that public opinion is in favour of Tej Bahadur and action like dismissal will have its backlash, at the same time, allowing him to breach discipline repeatedly will have negative impact on the force.
The video has been posted on the Facebook page of Swaraj Samachar, where Bahadur is seen alleging that his mobile has been seized and also alleged “mental torture”.
“I have got to know that my phone has been misused. I want to let the Prime Minister know that my video about poor quality food being given to soldiers was real… Now, I am being mentally tortured,” he says in the video.
“The PM wants to end corruption in the country… I wanted to expose the corruption in my department,” he says.
The BSF headquarters in Delhi confirmed that the person in the video is Tej Bahadur. “It appears the video was shot in the third week of February when the jawan’s wife visited him. His mobile was taken away as it was evidence in the case,” a BSF officer told CNN-News18.
In the latest video, Tej Bahadur has alleged that his phone is being “tampered with” to prove that he has “links” to Pakistan. “Phone mein Pakistan ke dost bataye jaa rahe hain…”