BSF jawan case: Dieticians to look into quality of food for troops, says Kiren Rijiju
By NewsX Bureau
| Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 19:13
New Delhi: Few days after a BSF constable, Tej Bahadur Yadav, uploaded a video on social networking site alleging the dismal condition of food served to the troops, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said the government has sent teams of dieticians to map the situation.
"We have also deputed a team of expert dieticians to visit the posts of security forces located along the borders," Rijiju said.
Speaking to the media during a function organised by the Assam government, Rijiju said, the troops, their food and comfort is the top priority of the government.
“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,” said the minister.
“The video posted by Jawan Tej Bahadur of 29 Battalion is yet to be verified,” Rijiju added.
The minister also asked the media not to make an issue out of the uploaded video, as its veracity is yet to be verified.
In the video that went viral, the BSF jawan, deployed along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir, had claimed that the higher officers in the armed forces ‘illegally sell’ the essentials meant for the soldiers in the market.