BSF Suspends 8 Personnel After Torture Video SurfacesNew Delhi, Jan 18: The BSF has suspended eight jawans after a video, showing a man being stripped, kicked and beaten in West Bengal's Murshidabad district along the Indo-Bangla border, was aired today on some
New Delhi, Jan 18: The BSF has suspended eight jawans after a video, showing a man being stripped, kicked and beaten in West Bengal's Murshidabad district along the Indo-Bangla border, was aired today on some channels.
The about 5-minute video, whose source and authenticity could not be identified immediately, shows three to four personnel donning BSF-style dark green fatigues beating up a man and tying him with sticks.
By late evening, the BSF suspended eight personnel.
The suspended personnel have been identified as Constables Virender Tiwari, V S Victor, Dhananjay Kumar, Anand Singh, Amar Jyoti, Sanjeev Kumar, Suresh Chand and Sunil Kumar.
“The eight personnel have been identified and suspended pending inquiry,” Deputy Inspector General (DIG) at BSF headquarters here, Vikas Chandra, said.
“A news video clipping showing violent and illegal conduct by three-four men in uniform in the area of Murshidabad, West Bengal has been taken note of by BSF headquarters. A detailed staff court-of-inquiry has been ordered to fix responsibility and take action under BSF Act and rules for this misconduct,” BSF PRO T Acharya said here.
Acharya added that the Commandant of 105 battalion, to which the suspended personnel belong, has been asked to immediately visit the spot and ascertain full details of the incident.
According to reports, the person shown being beaten up in the video is suspected to be a Bangladeshi national and was reportedly indulging in cow smuggling along the Indo-Bangla border which runs along Murshidabad.