New Delhi: The family of Tej Bahadur Yadav has filed a habeas corpus at the Delhi High Court claiming they are not able to contact him. They said they even wrote two letters to the BSF, but they kept ‘avoiding their calls’.
Yadav’s wife, Sharmila said that her husband was arrested soon after he uploaded videos showing the hardships jawans face on the border. She also claimed that. “I waited for him on 31st but he didn’t come. He called up to say that he was asked to retire. He further said that his retirement was also canceled within one hour and that he was later arrested. He managed to call up today using someone else’s phone, told me that he’s under arrest, being threatened and mentally tortured.”
She said. “What he did is not wrong… he showed the truth… he has just made a demand for good food and ‘roti’. To say that he has a mental problem is wrong. If this was true, why was he sent to the border and put on duty? Why was he not sent for treatment?”
But according to the sources, Tej Bahadur had not been arrested. “Inquiry has found him guilty and disciplinary action against him recommended, but not approved yet,” it said.
Yadav’s brother-in-law Vijay said “Yadav last spoke to his wife and said that the BSF officials are taking him to an unknown location. But he couldn’t speak further. We have sent two letters to the DG, but have not got any response so far.”
He added. “We will send a legal notice to the DG today. The habeas corpus has been filed in Delhi High Court.”
A habeas corpus is a writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or court.
When Yadav’s video has gone viral on social media on January 9. The Prime Minister’s Office had sought a detailed factual report on it from the Union Home Ministry and BSF.
The Home Ministry said in the report to the Prime Minister’s Office, that it had found no substance in the complaints about food put forward by Tej Bahadur, asserting “there was no widespread discontent” in constabulary over food.