Food video jawan not missing, wife lying: BSF chief
KK Sharma said Tej Bahadur violated the code of conduct of the force by uploading the complaint on social media, and a departmental inquiry was initiated against him in the Samba sector of Jammujaipur Updated: Feb 10, 2017 21:17 IST
Border Security Force (BSF) director general KK Sharma refuted reports that constable Tej Bahadur had gone missing, saying the force had proof of his wife being in touch with him through telephone.
Tej Bahadur was in news recently when he posted a video on social media to complain about poor quality of food served to BSF jawans.
On the habeas corpus petition filed in the Delhi high court by Tej Bahadur’s wife Sharmila, the DG said on Friday that she was telling lies and was “in regular touch with the constable.”
Alleging in her petition that she was unable to contact her husband, Sharmila said she wrote to the BSF DG twice, but didn’t get a reply.
Addressing reporters at the Rajasthan Frontier headquarters in Jodhpur, Sharma said Tej Bahadur violated the code of conduct of the force by uploading the complaint on social media, and a departmental inquiry was initiated against him in the Samba sector of Jammu.
“Application for voluntary retirement by Tej Bahadur had been accepted and he knew that he would no longer stay in the BSF after 10 days and with a set agenda, he uploaded the complaint video on social networking sites,” the DG said. “Now Tej Bahadur’s VRS has been dismissed and action against the indiscipline behavior is underway.”
Commenting on another video -- uploaded by Bikaner-based head constable Navratan Choudhary -- Sharma said, “Choudhary was posted in BSF ministerial service and he has never served on hard duty; he has also made inappropriate comments on service in field duty.”
Action against his indiscipline is underway, the DG added.
Sharma said indiscipline cannot be tolerated in force as it affects the morale of jawans. Claiming that the BSF mess is known for quality food, he said, “There may be a few shortcomings. The officers always seek feedback from jawans during their visits. Even if there are grounds for complaints, there is a proper system to get them addressed.”
Responding to a question, Sharma said the number of woman guards in the BSF would be raised to 15%.
“BSF in Jammu is engaged to make the borders impregnable with the latest technology. The force is working on implementing a comprehensive integrated border management system (CIBMS) through which all the borders will be sealed in the next phase,” he said, adding laser wall is a part of the strategy.
The DG said yoga and meditation courses are underway to make jawans stress-free.
First Published: Feb 10, 2017 21:17 IST