In West Bengal BSF Jawan Fined For Disrespecting PM


New Delhi: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was given a penalty of seven days’ pay for disrespecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Disciplinary proceedings were initiated against Constable Sanjeev Kumar for referring to the zero parade as “Modi Programme” on February 21. The zero parade is held in all units of BSF every morning when personnel assemble at a common point to report attendance.

Mr. Kumar who is posted in West Bengal’s Nadia district was found “guilty” under section 40 of BSF Act, 1968 (Act prejudicial to good order and discipline of the force.

The BSF order said, “On 21.2.2018, during zero parade, while giving report, you used words ‘Modi Programme’ which shows disrespect towards Hon’ble Prime Minister.” The order said that Mr. Kumar has been asked to pay seven days’ salary as fine for the offence committed.