BSF personnel Tej Bahadur Yadav is allegedly being pressurised to apologise for complaining about the bad quality of food being served to the troops. Speaking to news agency a News Agency, Tej Bahadur’s wife Sharmila said, “He told me that he is being pressurised to take the complaint back and apologise.” Tej Bahadur’s family had backed up his claims saying it was not wrong to demand proper food.
“What he did is not wrong…he showed the truth..he has just made a demand for good food and ‘roti’. To say that he has a mental problem is wrong. If this was true, why was he sent to the border and was put on duty? “Why was he not sent for treatment?,” his wife told PTI. His son added “it was not wrong” to demand good food for himself and the troops posted on the borders.
In a video posted at 5.37 pm on January 8, Tej Bahadur had said “We don’t want to blame any government because all governments provide us with everything but some senior officials sell them off. The situation is such that we have to sometimes sleep on empty stomachs.”
A former service personnel has also filed a PIL in the Delhi High Court seeking status report of all paramilitary forces in India over allegations of the BSF jawan in his video.