BSF video row: Govt orders probe

A day after eight BSF jawans were suspended for allegedly stripping and beating a man, govt said a full investigation has been ordered.

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2012, 18:15 PM IST

New Delhi: A day after eight BSF jawans were
suspended for allegedly stripping and beating a man along the
Indo-Bangladesh border, the government today said a full
investigation has been ordered into the matter.

"BSF has taken prompt action to suspend the BSF jawans
involved in the incident and full investigations have been
ordered into the matter," Syed Akbaruddin, spokesperson in the
Ministry of External Affairs, said while reacting to the
incident.
A nearly 5-minute video, showing a man being stripped,
kicked and beaten by three to four personnel donning BSF-style
dark green fatigues in West Bengal`s Murshidabad district
along the Indo-Bangla border, was aired yesterday on some
channels.

By late evening yesterday itself, the BSF had suspended
eight personnel.

The suspended personnel have been identified as
Constables Virender Tiwari, V S Victor, Dhananjay Kumar, Anand
Singh, Amar Jyoti, Sanjeev Kumar, Suresh Chand and Sunil
Kumar.
According to reports, the person shown being beaten up in
the video is suspected to be a Bangladeshi national and was
reportedly indulging in cow smuggling along the Indo-Bangla
border which runs along Murshidabad.

PTI