The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which probed Tej Bahadur Yadav, the BSF constable who was dismissed in April 2017 for possible “connection with foreign contacts”, has found nothing of the sort.
According to The Indian Express, the NIA looked into Yadav’s social media profiles and call records to see if he was in touch with foreigners but found no such links.
Yadav submitted the NIA probe report to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on 31 January seeking reinstatement.
He also told the court that the video which led to his dismissal was uploaded by his colleagues.
Yadav was dismissed from service after a video showing him complaining about bad quality food being served to BSF jawans in difficult terrains went viral in January 2017.
That same month, BSF Director General KK Sharma had sought an NIA probe.
The court has now issued a notice to the Union Home Ministry, the BSF DG and the commandant of BSF’s 29 battalion in which Yadav served.
The next hearing is scheduled for 28 May.