Two days after BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav alleged pathetic condition of food being given to soldiers and accused that their rations are being sold off by officers, people living near Srinagar’s paramilitary camps, including BSF camps, have come forward and said that officers do sell rations to civilians and that too at half the market rate.
The disclosure also comes a day after constable Yadav was transferred from the LoC and BSF disclosed that he has a history of disciplinary actions being taken against him.
Tej Bahadur Yadav who is part of BSF’s 29th Battalion on January 9 had posted a series of videos on his social media page, showing the plight of the Indian soldiers, especially those who are posted in the LOC areas.
These videos had gone viral on social media with many known names across India sharing the video and demanding an inquiry into the matter.
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A day after Tej Bhadur’s allegation, people living near the BSF Srinagar headquarters told media that shops near the airport are beneficiaries of subsidised petrol and diesel that are given to these camps.
A BSF jawan also added,
“They sell food items like dal and vegetables to civilians outside the camp at cheaper rates and leave us bereft of the facilities. They even deny us our daily-use items and sell the same to their agents outside the camps”
The same accusation was made against some CRPF officers as well in the area, though CRPF IG Ravideep Singh Sahi has denied these allegations and said he would look into pilfering if it indeed has taken place.
“The jawan is of paramount importance for the force and there should no compromise on the quality of his life when he is on duty.”