The wife of the BSF soldier, who complained about the quality of food quality served to soldier in a viral video, has alleged that he has been arrested and is being mentally tortured.
ANI reported that the wife of jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, Sharmila, has claimed that her husband’s voluntary retirement has been cancelled by the BSF and he has been arrested.
He managed to call up today using someone else’s phone,told me that hes under arrest,being threatened&mentally tortured:Wife of Tej Bahadur pic.twitter.com/V5uRCHWemR— ANI (@ANI_news) February 2, 2017
She added that her husband was allegedly being mentally tortured.
However, in response to her statement, BSF has responded that Yadav was not under arrest. A spokesperson for the paramilitary force said that the soldier’s voluntary retirement was cancelled until the Court of Inquiry into his video gave its final recommendations.
BSF Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav not under arrest, voluntary retirement cancelled pending the COI & finalisation of its recommendations: BSF— ANI (@ANI_news) February 2, 2017
Tej Bahadur Yadav has been in news ever since he shared a video on social media alleging that the quality of food being served to the soldiers was very poor. It resulted in multiple such videos being released by personnel from security forces complaining about their living conditions.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat later said that jawans who take to social media to express their complaints could be punished as their act lowers the morale of those guarding the frontiers of the country.
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