BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav’s video went viral on social media this year in January when he complained of the quality of food being served to soldiers. His video was aired on all TV news channels and was soon a topic of nation’s general discussion.
However, the case took multiple turns in following days and the BSF later said that Yadav was habitual offender of absenteeism without permission, chronic alcoholism and often misbehaved with superior officers. It was also reported that the Jawan was allotted with a plumber’s duty after his video had made everyone question BSF’s management.
A proper investigation was conducted by the BSF on the basis on Yadav’s complaint, following which his wife, Sharmila Devi, filed a habeas corpus plea saying she failed to contact her husband for three days. She claimed to speak to Yadav on February 7 last when he told her that he was being taken to an unknown location.
However, following High Court’s direction on February 10, the BSF allowed Mr. Yadav’s wife to meet him and also stay overnight for two days.
On Wednesday, after returning Mr. Yadav’s wife told the the Delhi High Court that she had met her husband and was convinced that he was safe.
Following her statement, a division bench of Justices GS Sistani and Vinod Goel disposed Sharmila Devi’s habeas corpus plea and the BSF told the court that Yadav’s wife’s apprehension was “baseless and unfounded”.
The couple met at Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba area where Yadav was posted.
Taking note of it, the bench disposed of the petition and remarked, “It has come to an end. If you (Government) go by the formalities, things will never end. Look the wife met her husband and now she herself does not want to press the issue further.”
The family had earlier alleged that the Jawan was being “threatened and tortured mentally”.