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Army Jawan approaches Delhi HC over poor quality food

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today decided to conduct hearing on a petition by an Army jawan claiming that poor quality food was being served to them on July 10.

The matter was mentioned before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra which listed it before Justice Vinod Goel.

The jawan, posted in Assam, alleged that authorities started harassing him after he complained that the troopers were being served with poor quality food.

Justice Goel fixed the matter for hearing on July 10.

The matter assumes significance as in January, a BSF jawan had also made similar allegations on social media which was termed as false by the paramilitary force.

BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav had posted a video on Facebook showing a meal box comprising a watery soup-like dal which he said had only turmeric and salt and a burnt chapati.

He had said this was what jawans were served at meal time on duty and claimed that they often went to bed on empty stomach.

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