On 19 April,The Summary Security Force Court (SSFC) dismissed Border Security Force (BSF) soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav from service for posting a video regarding substandard food being served to the jawans.
The SSFC conducted the proceedings against Yadav following charges under provision of the BSF Act and Rules:
•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.
•Neglect 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.
Bahadur was found guilty of all the charges and awarded dismissal from service.
As per the BSF Act and Rules, he can now submit a petition or appeal against the punishment to the higher headquarters within three months.
During the proceedings, all opportunities were given to the individual for his defence.
Bhadur had earlier uploaded a video about quality of food in BSF which had gone viral on social media.
In the video that had sparked a nationwide outrage, Yadav, a BSF soldier of the 29 battalion Seema Suraksha Bal, was seen exposing the rot in the system by revealing the deeply ingrained corruption in the higher order, saying that the troops are not even getting basic three square meals.