CRPF jawan PK Misra, whose video criticising Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the aftermath of death of 26 paramilitary forces soldiers in Sukma had gone viral, has surrendered before the CRPF ADG in Delhi.
The Delhi High Court on Friday had asked the CRPF chief to accept the surrender of Mishra.
Mishra, who was associated with the CRPF’s 221 battalion in West Bengal’s Durgapur district, had hit out at the home minister asking him to visit the families of the CRPF jawans killed in Sukma, if he had ‘an idota of shame left.’
In the video, he had said, “I’ve heard that the DG sahab and some other officer are planning to visit Sukma. I want to tell them that there’s no use going there. You should send 20-25 battalions and get the operation started… I want to tell Rajnath Singh. Rajnath Singh ji, you are not turning out to be a good political leader. Under your stewardship, CRFP personnel are being beaten by canes. Under your leadership, the CRF men are being martyred.
“I want to let everyone know the same CRPF jawans provide security to Amit Shah and other VIP leaders. I also want to add that Rajnath Singh ji that we did not vote for you or the BJP. We voted for Modi.”
In January, another jawan from the BSF, Tej Bahadur Yadav, had posted a video complaining of poor food in the armed forces. This had prompted the authorities to dismiss him from the service.
In February, another BSF jawan had Major General (retired) GD Bakshi, known for his right-wing leaning, to task for allegedly describing the allegation of ‘sub-standard’ food as ‘mutiny’ during a TV news debate.
“Yeh mutiny nahin balki sainik utpiran ka virodh hai (This is not mutiny, but a protest against the exploitation of armed forces),” he argued in a new video posted on social media website Facebook on Friday.
Another army jawan in January this year had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the problems faced by the soldiers, soon after similar videos of complaint came to light from a BSF jawan and a CRPF constable.
Attacks of Maoists earlier this week had left 26 CRPF jawans dead in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma.