Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 15 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.
New Delhi, 27 January 2017
Barely a fortnight passed when a BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav deployed on LOC posted a video alleging pilferages in ration and corruption in the force, now another BSF Jawan who identifies himself as Navratna Chaudhry posted with 150 Bn of Border Security Force (BSF) speaks up of corruption in the force in his video posted on social media.
Beginning with the Republic Day Greetings in his video, he says “I can express only pain for BSF jawans as we still living in slavery, there is no democracy for us”. “We even today are forced to live as under the British dictatorship. Our constitution provides equal opportunity to its citizens but we are devoid of that right even”.
“We can not even ask for good food for two times. If by mistake someone complaints then he is treated as he has committed a big offense. As if he has asked for some heritage”. Jawna Navratna Chawdhry alleges that the table turns against the one who makes complaint. He claims that he is being victimised for raising complaints exposing corruption.
He also alleges that even the top BSF leadership ignores corruption allegations. He has made complaint of BSF liquour being sold in open market. But nothing was done to address his grievances. He asks PM Modi and his DG that you claim that you take action on confidential complaints. I ammaking complaints that corrption is happening in 150 Bn, now tell what action you taking.
Navratna dares DG to tell the country what action he has taken against those who sell BSF liquor in open market. And makes it clear that he made and release the video on social media to tell the truth to his countrymen. “
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh taken serious cognisance of the Tej Bahadur Yadav viral video and asked union home secretary to probe the charges. BSF has subsequently launches massive probe into the allegations which still continues.
However, BSF at the time of publishing this story could not be contacted for their comments on the fresh allegations.
Watch the Navratna Chawdhry corruption allegations on video url: https://youtu.be/BtQBp6VTrq8
Watch Tej Bahadur Yadav’s video posted on social media: https://youtu.be/3m6Oul30MZE