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Expressing dejection following his dismissal from the Border Security Force (BSF) over his viral video of poor food conditions for jawans, Tej Bahadur Yadav has assured that he will move the High Court over the matter and seek justice.
Bahadur received his dismissal orders around 12:00 pm today and moved out of the cantonment with his belongings in a three-tonne truck.
"I was dismissed from the BSF today, but I still have the proof with me about the video I had posted on the poor quality of food. I am yet to get justice and I will take this matter to the High Court, as I have faith in the system," Yadav told ANI here.
Expressing sadness over his dismissal from the BSF, the former jawan stated that he did not expect such a fate for expressing truth while sticking to his claim that the quality of food is bad in all defense sectors, not just the BSF.
"It is saddening, but if this is what I get for saying the truth, then what can be done. I'm not saying that all army officers are corrupt, some are really concerned, but at least 50 percent of officers are responsible for the poor food conditions," he added.
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.