The Border Security Force (BSF) has ordered an inquiry after one of its clerks posted a video on Facebook in which he has alleged that liquor meant for the personnel is being sold to civilians and said that despite his complaint, no action has been taken.
The claim comes close on the heels of the video posted by a BSF jawan who alleged that poor quality food was being served to the personnel in 29 Battalion in Poonch.
Choudhary, a resident of Bikaner in Rajasthan, who works at 150 Battalion of the BSF at Gandhidham in Kutch district of Gujarat, uploaded the video on January 26.
In it, a civilian is seen carrying liquor bottles. Liquor sale and consumption is prohibited in Gujarat.
In the video, Mr. Choudhary said: “Our Constitution provides equal rights to all, but we [BSF jawans] are deprived of them as we cannot even ask for good food. If someone complains about this by mistake, he is treated as if he had committed a very big offence, as if we had asked for a fortune and not food.” “Everybody wants corruption to end, but nobody is coming forward to end it. Everytime, a whistleblower is punished and all rules are applied against him…, but nothing happens to the corrupt,” he alleged.
“I am being punished for being an honest and true soldier of this country. Everytime, I complained about wrongdoings, I was transferred to a new place. But they cannot break my morale. Now they have crossed all the limits. I can tell you that you can openly do corruption in the BSF, but if you complain, you have committed a big crime,” he said in the video which runs for over three minutes.
‘No action taken yet’
“Liquor [meant for jawans] bought from jawans’ money, is being sold to outsiders. I registered a complaint four months ago, but no action has been taken yet. So I had to come before the country [like this] to show this. I am uploading a video, where an outsider is seen carrying liquor bottles [from 150 Battalion camp]. I registered a complaint, but no action was taken,” he said.