Jawan’s video: BSF submits another report; says tinned food used

NEW DELHI: The BSF today submitted a second report to the Home Ministry on the allegations of a jawan that poor quality food was being served to soldiers on the LoC, stating that the ‘daal’ shown in his video was uncanned from tinned food ration and the ‘parantha’ was cooked in the unit mess as per procedures followed at high-altitude locations.

BSF Director General K K Sharma himself submitted the interim report to the Union Home Ministry even as he informed Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi that the western front commander (Additional DG) of the force along with a dietician have been rushed to the border post in Jammu and Kashmir where the jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav was posted for a detailed inquiry.

Sharma, however, did not meet waiting mediapersons and left the ministry hurriedly.

Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that the Government has sent “experts and dieticians to each and very post of the border to ensure that the food quality of the jawans must be as per the norms.”

Officials said the report has found certain deficiencies that need to be corrected vis-a-vis cooking and supply of food in a hygienic and stipulated quantity as per established rules. (AGENCIES)