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Court directs BSF to allow trooper’s wife to meet him

New Delhi, Feb 10: After the Delhi High Court’s intervention, the BSF on Friday agreed to allow the wife of “missing” BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav, whose social media video clip on “substandard food” triggered an uproar, to meet him for two days.

A division bench of Justice G.S. Sistani and Justice Vinod Goel directed the BSF to let Yadav’s wife meet him at the battalion in Jammu and Kashmir and also to stay overnight for two days. The court posted the matter for February 15.

Yadav’s wife Sharmila has filed a habeas corpus plea after she and other family members failed to contact the Border Security Force trooper for three days. Additiol Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain appearing for BSF told the court that Yadav was “not missing” but just transferred to another battalion in Samba, Jammu and Kashmir.

“The wife’s apprehension was baseless and unfounded as she was in regular contact with him over the phone till February 7. We completely deny the allegation that Yadav is missing. He has been transferred to another battalion. Family is aware of this. He has been allowed to talk to his family. He was not under arrest nor under confinement. He has not been put to any harassment,” the ASG told the bench. Advocate Manish Tiwari appearing for Yadav’s wife told the court that the family had no information about his whereabouts and she last spoke to him on February 7 when Yadav told her that he was being taken to an unknown location. (IANS)