After BSF jawan, more men in uniform cry harassment

After BSF jawan, more men in uniform cry harassment


Reacting to the claims made in a video by CRPF constable Jeet Singh that facilities to the paramilitary personnel were below par in contrast to the Army, Rijiju told reporters, "Several things have come to light and we are taking them seriously".

Now deployed in Mount Abu in Rajasthan, the CRPF constable, who hails from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, in his video, said: "We (CRPF personnel) do all kind of duties inside the country like deployment for the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Gram Panchayat elections".

After receipt of the reports from the BSF and Army, the Union Home Ministry will submit the detailed report on the issue to the PMO.

Just days after an Indian Border Security Force soldier complained of sub-standard food and frequent starvation, an officer from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has now come forward with complaints of his own.

"The constable has not complained about any organisation and has only voiced his aspiration".

Later in the day, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said he personally monitors quality of food served to the army and has ordered serving of only FSSAI-approved chicken.

According to the CRPF, Jeet Singh had raised these issues when protests demanding "one-rank-one-pension" took place past year, and the force had already discussed the issue with the 7th pay commission. "He is talking of pay parity and other anomalies which have been taken up with 7th pay commission".

Home minister Rajnath Singh had taken note of the video also and had directed that "appropriate action" must be taken about the incident.

Yadav had alleged that he was often forced to sleep empty stomach even though there's no dearth of food supply to the armed forces.

"Otherwise, how would we know what is happening in the frontier areas and with the troops there?" his son said.

However, refuting the allegations labelled by soldier Tej Bahadur, the BSF earlier on Tuesday accused the latter of indulging in indiscipline act and added that it is a sensitive matter for the forces. They commented on his background and said that he misbehaves with his superior officer.

"The government had already deputed a Brigadier-level officer of the Border Security Force (BSF) and an Inspector General-level officer to probe the matter", he said.

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