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Until report comes, image of Indian Army or BSF should not be hampered: Kiren Rijiju

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 January 2017, 15:57 IST

Rubbishing the claims of BSF jawan Tej Bahadur that the troops were not even getting basic three square meals, Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said there has been no problem of food, adding that an enquiry is going on in the matter.

Rijiju told the media that unless and until report comes, the image of the army or the BSF should not be hampered.

"There has been no problem of food till now. If there is any problem...we have taken that into cognizance and enquiry is going on. Unless and until report comes the image of the army or the BSF should not be hampered. There should be nothing like officers versus jawan," he added.

In a video that went viral earlier on Monday, Tej Bahadur 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 there were not even getting basic three square meals.

Speaking from an undisclosed location, Yadav could be seen saying that the soldiers stand for 11 straight hours every day, regardless of the weather or temperature, but they are treated in the worst possible way one can imagine.

"Neither the media, nor any minister tries to take a note on how are we going through this (harsh weather). Our conditions are still worst. (humare halat wahi darbartar hain). After this, I will send three videos that will show how our officials are mistreating us. We do not want to blame any government, because they give everything we need, but our senior officials sell everything (for their own profit)," the jawans can be seen saying.

However, refuting the allegations labelled by soldier Tej Bahadur, the BSF earlier on Tuesday accused the latter of indulging in indiscipline act and added that it is a sensitive matter for the forces.

-ANI

First published: 11 January 2017, 15:57 IST
 
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