Srinagar: In a major embarrassement, civilians living near paramilitary forces’ camps, particularly those of the Border Security Force (BSF), revealed that officers sell fuel and food provisions meant for the personnel to outsiders at half the market rate.
The disclosure made by jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav of the BSF’s 29th Battalion in videos on social media supplements accusations of shady dealings by paramilitary officers, particularly those posted to border areas.
Shopkeepers near the Humhama BSF headquarters near Srinagar airport are beneficiaries of petrol and diesel, and even food stores from men of rank, according to a jawan and some civilians.
The BSF has ordered an inquiry into Yadav’s allegations, with the report due Wednesday. It is really sad that the personnel who are guarding our country are facing such situation.