BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav dismissed from service, says will move HC

BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav -- who triggered a political uproar when his video clip on "substandard food" served to BSF men went viral in January -- was on Wednesday dismissed from service

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Apr 20, 2017, 00:15 AM IST
BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav dismissed from service, says will move HC
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New Delhi: Border Security Force (BSF) jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who posted a clip on Facebook complaining of bad quality food being served to the troops, was on Wednesday dismissed from service.

The BSF trooper confirmed about the action taken against him and said he would appeal against his dismissal.

"I have been dismissed from service, will now appeal in High court," Tej Bahadur Yadav said.

Yadav said he had faith in judiciary and hope to get justice from the court.

"I have full faith in judiciary. This is what happens when you say the truth.. These things have been happening for years now," the BSF trooper asserted.

Yadav's Facebook post had triggered a political uproar when his video clip on "substandard food" served to BSF men went viral in January.

Officials said Tej Bahadur Yadav was sacked by the border guarding force on the basis of a report of a staff court of inquiry (ScoI).

Yadav's dismissal from service comes after a BSF Summary Security Force Court (SSFC) in Jammu found the BSF Constable -- employed with the 29th Battalion -- guilty of indiscipline. The SSFC commenced from April 13 and concluded on Wednesday.

Yadav, wearing a camouflage uniform and carrying a rifle, posted a video clip on a social media website in January to complain about the quality of food served to security personnel and accused unnamed officers of illegally selling food supplies meant for troopers. 

Since then, the trooper was facing the inquiry on various charges, including indiscipline, and his plea for voluntary retirement was rejected by authorities.