After BSF soldier, Indian police personnel exposes 'ill treatment' in service

The force continues to render services for the country but is deprived of basic facilities, claims Jeet Singh

News Desk January 12, 2017

A personnel of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) questioned on Thursday the treatment meted out to the force, days after a BSF soldier exposed the horrible conditions of food being served to them.

Addressing India's premier Narendra Modi, constable Jeet Singh in a video said the force renders all major services for the country, including providing security during the elections.

"CRPF provides services during the Lok Sabha (Lower House) and Rajya Sabha (Upper House) of Parliament as well as security to VIPs and religious places."

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However, he said, there was a huge difference between the treatment meted out to the personnel of the force and the Indian military.

"While others celebrate festivities with their families, we continue to languish in the valleys of Jharkhand, held Kashmir and Chhattisgarh," Singh said.

The personnel went on to add that the force isn't allowed leaves on time or any stipend. "Army receives pension but we don't, Singh said, adding, "20 years after we retire, we wouldn't be receiving any ex-servicemen quota or even medical insurance."

On Tuesday, BSF soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav questioned condition of the food he and his fellow troopers were being served while on duty and revealed that there were times when they were forced to sleep on an empty stomach.

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Yadav, who is posted in Indian held Kashmir, even accused senior officers of selling off various ingredients in the market, leaving such substandard food for soldiers.

The Indian government reportedly ordered a probe into the allegations but later claimed that the soldier was alcoholic and regularly needed counselling.

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Bunny Rabbit | 7 years ago | Reply Why blame just one officer. of pilferage if the whole basket is rotten how long can one healthy apple be untouched .
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