The queries were posed by the court during the hearing of the jawan’s plea alleging there was a threat to his life.
New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Monday asked the Centre and the Army about the status of a recent complaint lodged by a jawan claiming poor quality of food being served to the troops where he was posted.
“What has happened to the complaint? It was lodged on June 6. Why are you offended by it? Why are you taking time to look into that,” justice Vinod Goel asked the Centre and the Army.
BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav had posted a video on Facebook showing a meal box comprising a watery soup-like dal which he said had only turmeric and salt and a burnt chapati. He had claimed that they often went to bed on empty stomach.
The queries were posed by the court during the hearing of the jawan’s plea alleging there was a threat to his life and he was seeking protection from any harm.
The government and the Army said the complaint was being looked into by the appropriate authority, but was being delayed as the jawan was on leave from June 28.
They also said the Border Security Force jawan was a habitual offender, who had been awarded rigorous imprisonment for various periods on five occasions for deserting duty, and he was medically unfit.