Border guarding pressure SSB has ordered an inquiry right into a jawan’s allegation made in a video clip posted on social media that he was “whipped” and jailed by his senior officers at a camp in Bihar not too long ago, official sources mentioned on Saturday.
High officers within the paramilitary pressure informed PTI that whereas a courtroom of inquiry (CoI) has been ordered into the incident by the Patna-based Inspector Common (IG) of the pressure, the function of the jawan is already below the scanner in a case of “unlawful” transport of picket logs from the Valmiki Tiger reserve of the state to the residence of an SSB officer in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Constable Arvind Kumar Jaswara, in a 2:21-minute-long video uploaded on YouTube on Friday, mentioned he’s posted with the twenty first battalion of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in Bagaha city of West Champaran district.
The jawan, carrying a camouflage T-Shirt, alleges that he was “abused” and “whipped with a leash” by the commanding officer, his deputy and an Inspector of the unit close to the tennis courtroom contained in the SSB camp on Could 7.
Within the video, the jawan is seen pulling up his T-Shirt to point out accidents on his again and shoulders which he claims have been the results of the assault carried out by the three officers.
Whereas the jawan doesn’t state as to why he was hit by his seniors, he alleged that he was stored in a “unit jail for two days” and claimed he was made to signal on a clean paper.
“I request senior SSB officers to avoid wasting my life. I worry for my life…they may get me killed. If something occurs to me then the Inspector, Deputy Commandant and Commandant (of my battalion) shall be accountable,” the jawan claims.
SSB authorities mentioned motion has been initiated and the “current incident might not be precisely because it was made out to be.”
They mentioned the function of the constable is being probed in a case that happened in January this yr the place a Deputy Commandant-rank officer of the twenty first battalion is alleged to have despatched picket logs, that have been purportedly lower from the Valmiki reserve, to his residence in Lucknow on an SSB car “with none motion order or authority when the Commandant (commanding officer) was on go away.”
This jawan, they claimed, accompanied the car with the motive force and two different jawans and considered one of them even carried “his weapon and ammunition” which is a severe breach of guidelines, they mentioned.
Later, when the commandant acquired to know in regards to the incident he ordered an enquiry on Could 7 into this incident of unauthorised use of car and manpower and mis-handling of weapon and ammunition, they mentioned.
The state forest division is known to have indicated that there are alleged hyperlinks between the jungle mafia and a few SSB officers and that cost can also be being probed, officers mentioned.
SSB officers mentioned that the Deputy Inspector Common (DIG) rank officer of Patna vary who’s probing the picket log case and the social media video of the jawan has “discovered many loopholes within the story of the constable concerning him being overwhelmed by the Commandant.”
“The jawan (Jaswara) has accepted that he has carried out all this (ferrying of picket logs) on the occasion of the Deputy Commandant who at current is briefly posted to Jammu and Kashmir,” a senior officer mentioned.
The jawan, they mentioned, is “now making an attempt to cowl his tracks”.
Each the enquiries at the moment are being performed concurrently and a “ultimate report” will quickly be submitted to the SSB headquarters for additional motion, they mentioned.
The SSB is primarily tasked with guarding Indian borders with Nepal and Bhutan and it capabilities below the command of the Union house ministry.