In videos uploaded on social media platforms, Tej Bahadur Yadav wearing camouflage uniform and carrying a rifle, claimed that while government procures essentials for them, the higher-ups and officers "sell it off" in an "illegal" manner in the market and they have to suffer.
He also posted other videos showing a poorly baked 'chapati'
The video also had dal which he said had "nothing except salt and turmeric".
Inspector General D.K. Upadhyaya said an enquiry by a DIG could not find anything to back the allegation made by a trooper on a video that has gone viral from the Jammu and Kashmir border.
Refuting the allegations as baseless, Upadhyaya said officers and soldiers of the BSF were served similar quality of food. He said others, including the cook, would be questioned.The officer said Yadav had in the past been accused of insubordination and faced court martial in 2010 on charges of pointing a gun to an officer.
The Border Security Force (BSF) said there was no evidence to allege that poor quality food was being served to its troopers on the border.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday ordered the Home Secretary to seek a report from the BSF over the video.
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag expressed support for the jawan."Whatever said and done,our Soldiers and Farmers need to be taken better care of. Proper food needs to reach them all.#Food4Soldiers," Sehwag said.
"Really disturbed by the video of our soldiers being deprived of food. Pray that their needs are taken care of .#SaveOurSoldiers," star boxer Vijender tweeted
Harbhajan Singh also expressed strong support and demanded action from the government. "Hi plz share this as much as u can if you love ur jawans who r protecting us," Harbhajan posted.
A day after, Yadavâs video went viral on social media, his wife took to Facebook too,(on his account) to post her plea, saying there has been no communication between the couple but says that he is innocent
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Tej Bahadur Yadav, a constable in the 29th battalion caused a storm when he posted a video of of poor quality of food provided to BSF soldiers on the Indo-Pakistan border. Here are the latest updates