NEW DELHI: A BSF jawan, deployed along the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir, has alleged that troops are served bad quality food and even have to go “empty stomach” at times, prompting the border guarding force to initiate an inquiry.
In videos uploaded on social media platforms, the jawan, 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.
In at least three different videos clocking over 4-minutes released online, constable T B Yadav (40) of BSF’s 29th battalion also goes on to show the food that is allegedly being served to him.
“We only get a ‘parantha’ and tea as breakfast and this is without any pickle or vegetables… We slog for 11 hours and at times we have to stand throughout the duty hours. For lunch, we get ‘dal’ (pulses) which only has ‘haldi’ (turmeric) and salt… With roti. This is the quality of the food we get… How can a jawan do his duty? (AGENCIES)