Samba, April 19
A BSF jawan was dismissed today for circulating the poor food quality video on social media said that he is following footsteps of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and will continue his fight.
Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav of 29 Battalion BSF, attached with 80 Bn BSF in Samba district of Jammu region was today dismissed from service by the Summary Security Force Court, official spokesman here said.
“I am not scared. I am on Bhagat Singh’s path,” Yadav told reporters at Samba soon his dismissal.
He said, “I am son of a farmer. Will never bow down to any pressure and keep my fight continue against such hidden facts.”
The jawan further said, “I am happy that after the video gone viral, 70 percent of food quality has improved.”
“Not officers but jawans have to remain on forefront along border and he should get all facilities,” he added.
The jawan however, expressed resentment for not being produced before SSFC, adding, “I was not allowed to keep my viewpoint before the Court. My mobiles were seized. But, no regrets, I will keep fighting.”
Meanwhile BSF Spokesman further said that the SSFC was conducted against him for various charges under provision of BSF Act and Rules.
The spokesman said that an act pre judicial to good order and discipline of the force in which he made false allegations on social media regarding quality of food and did not adhere to formal grievance redressal mechanism of the force.
He further added that he neglected to obey general orders of the force in which he carried two mobile phones while on operational duty against the SOP and also posted photographs in uniform on social media in contravention of instructions.
“The individual was found guilty of all the charges and awarded dismissal from service,” said the spokesman.
As per BSF ACT and Rules, he can now submit a petition or appeal against the punishment to the higher HQ within 3 months, he asserted.
The SSFC commenced from April 13 and concluded on April 19.
“During the proceedings all opportunities were given to the individual for his defence,” he said.
Constable Tej Bhadur had circulated a video about quality of food in BSF which had gone viral on social media.