‘80 Per Cent Officers Are Corrupt’, Says Tej Bahadur

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Mumbai: Tej Bahadur Yadav, the BSF jawan who set the Nation on fire by posting a video of substandard food served to soldiers on social media attended an event honouring martyrs on Mumbai on Monday. He was dismissed from duty for his act.

Yadav was called by Mumbai Congress Chief Sanjay Nirupam to preside over the function as a guest.

Speaking about his dismissal to India Today, Tej Bahadur said “Under rule 117, we get three months time to appeal to DG against dismissal. The process is on and my lawyers are working hard on it.” He added that if he loses the appeal against his dismissal, then he will knock the court’s doors.

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Apart from condemning the poor quality of food being served, Bahadur had also alleged how officers were siphoning off money sent for the soldiers’ upkeep at border areas.
He further said, “government sent us 18 different food items but several times, the authorities gave us only Khichdi. The system is corrupt but not all officers are corrupt. But yes, around 80 per cent officers in forces are corrupt.”

Tej Bahadur Yadav along with several other ex-servicemen will stage a one-day protest at Jantar Mantar on May 14. The sit-in protest will serve as an ultimatum to government to act on the deeply seated corruption in the armed forces.

“Now I have the support of common people. I will approach the court as I trust only the court. I won’t beg anymore,” said Yadav.