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NEW DELHI: The Border Security Force has dismissed the soldier who had complained about the sub-standard food being served to the security forces personnel.

Officials said Tej Bahadur Yadav was sacked by BSF on the basis of a report of a staff court of inquiry.

The inquiry, they said, found the constable-rank jawan guilty of making false charges.

“The action of dismissal of the jawan has been taken under the Border Security Force Act that is applicable to all the personnel serving in the paramilitary force,” a senior officer said.

“Yadav has been found guilty on certain charges of indiscipline including uploading the said video in violation of laid down procedures and rules. He has an option to appeal against the verdict within three months time,” he added.

Yadav had created a storm earlier this year by posting videos on social media showing that jawans posted on the border were being served low quality food,which BSF had denied.

Following the video which went viral on social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office had sought a detailed report on it from the federal home ministry and BSF.

As per the BSF Act and Rules, he can now submit a petition/appeal against the punishment to the higher within three months.

By arrangement with The Times of India

Published in Dawn, April 20th, 2017