After the video of Border Security Force (BSF) soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav went viral on social media, several accusations was fired at him by the BSF. Reports also suggested that he was mentally unstable and has been transferred to another department. However, his family on Wednesday came out in his support over his allegations of poor quality of food served to personnel on the border and corruption among high-ranking officers.
Yadav’s family corroborated the same charges which Tej Bahadur said in the video and said what he showed in the video, which has gone viral, was true.
Sharmila, Tej Bahadur`s wife, rubbished the BSF`s claims, which termed her husband mentally unstable.
“What my husband did is right and for the welfare of the soldiers. It is not wrong to demand good food. He has only shown the truth, but these people are saying his mental health is not well. If he was mentally unstable, why was he sent to the border?” Sharmila asked.
She has also urged the government to probe into the matter and ensure justice to her husband and family. Even his son, Rohit also supported his father`s claim for good food and asserted his affection towards a probe into the matter.
“We have been unable to contact him since last evening. We last spoke to him yesterday evening. We don`t know where has he been kept and in what circumstances. He just demanded good food, which is not wrong. We want to know what is happening with him and if he is fine. I want this matter to be investigated and wish he gets justice,” Rohit said.
Tej Bahadur Yadav, a constable, who belongs to the 29th battalion, had posted several videos on Facebook that shows the visuals of the poor quality of food provided to BSF soldiers on the Indo-Pakistan border. In the video, he also alleged that BSF officers siphoned off food supplies provided by the government. He also said that his superiors may take actions against him for exposing the deplorable conditions of soldiers serving on the border.
Yadav’s video had created quite a stir on social media and many came forward to support his claims. The controversy forced Home Minister Rajnath Singh to call for a report from the BSF and order appropriate action.