BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav’s wife who had claimed that her husband was arrested soon after he uploaded videos showing the hardships jawans face, has now filed a habeas corpus in Delhi High Court. She has alleged that the family members are unable to contact him since a long time.
Habeas Corpus is a writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court, especially to secure the person’s release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention.
This comes days after she claimed that her husband was forced to retire and arrested soon after he posted a series of videos online to expose the hardships the jawans face on the border. His wife further claimed that her husband called her up using someone else’s phone to tell her that he was arrested and was being mentally tortured.
“Waited for him on 31st but he didn’t come. He called up to say that he was asked to retire. He further said that his retirement was also cancelled within one hour and that he was later arrested. He managed to call up today using someone else’s phone, told me that he’s under arrest, being threatened and mentally tortured,” his wife told ANI.
Meanwhile, ANI quoted BSF sources asserting that Tej Bahadur had not been arrested but an enquiry had found him guilty.
Days after a number of Jawans went on to post a series of videos online to show the hardships they face, the army had set up a WhatsApp number for its soldiers to share their problems directly with General Bipin Rawat instead to going to social media.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had come out and said that he will investigate the matter if needed. He further stated that the jawans should go with their grievances directly to him instead of using social media. He affirmed that the jawans using social media to put their problems forth also impacts the soldiers fighting on the borders.
Tej Bahadur, who claimed to be from the 29th battalion of the Border Security Force in Jammu and Kashmir, had in a series of videos said that the government has been doing enough to provide the security forces with essential items, but it is the BSF officials who are indulged in the wrong doings. However, the BSF refuted all the allegations and claimed that the soldier was just a “habitual offender”.