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Jawan's food rant: Even if he is 'habitual offender', BSF must come clean on his allegations
1/11/2017 12:05:07 AM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Jan 10: Even if BSF version, that cop Tej Bahadur's allegations are untrue, is taken as an unquestionable truth, the force must come clean on the allegations he has levelled about the poor quality food being provided to jawans.
Senior BSF officers have termed his food rant as untrue, saying that he is a 'habitual offender and has a difficult past'.
His 'difficult past' has, however, nothing to do with the allegations he has levelled against senior BSF officers in his viral Facebook video addressed to prime minister Narendra Modi. In the videro, he has narrated the hardships he faced every day on the LoC.
He alleged that cops were deprived of adequate nutrition as the food was both substandard and insufficient. In the video, he is also seen showing half-baked chapatis and inedible dal served in his lunch. In fact, at times, the jawan said, they even have to sleep on an empty stomach.
The video has been heavily shared online with netizens raising questions on the pathetic condition of border guards.
BSF officers were, however, quick in denying the jawan's allegations. To steer clear of the controversy, they accused him of being a frequent discipline breaker and claimed that from his initial days, he needed a regular counselling. It is hard to digest their claim, mainly because it is devoid of any reasoning. But, even if their statement is taken as fully true, it is not even remotely connected to the cop's alle
Truth must prevail
The allegations about poor quality food being served to jawans of Border Security Force (BSF) is a serious issue. Rather than brushing aside the issue raised by a BSF jawan the higher ups should order a probe to ascertain the truth as the video which has gone viral on social networking sites cannot be ignored.
tions.
Tej Bahadur has made very specific allegations, so the BSF reply has also to be specific. Instead of beating about the bush, it should come straight to the point and tell what the truth is behind the cop's allegations.
When contacted over phone, a Jammu-based senior BSF officer, who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity, admitted that Taj Bahadur had raised a very serious issue which ought to be probed without any bias.
He said a DIG rank officer had reached the location to probe into the allegations made in the video.
The BSF statement has dubbed the cop as 'indisciplined, habitual offender of absenteeism, chronic alcoholism and misbehaving with superior officers. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also ordered a probe into the matter. In his tweet, he said, "I have seen a video regarding a BSF jawan's plight. I have asked the Home Secretary to immediately seek a report from the BSF and take appropriate action."
The jawan, wearing a camouflage uniform and carrying a rifle, alleged that while government 'procures essentials for them, the higher-ups and officers sell them off in an illegal manner in the market'.
The allegations are of very serious in nature and can't be brushed aside. If these turn out to be true, the guilty should be handed exemplary punishment. But to make sure that the probe is done completely in an honest manner and nothing is kept hidden, some independent agency should be tasked to dig into the case.
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