PM Narendra Modi on March 7 directed the Border Security Force to immediately withdraw the punishment of the jawan who forgot to affix ‘honourable’ or ‘Shri’ while referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a strange incident, Border Security Force jawan, Sanjeev Kumar was penalized seven days of his salary for allegedly not showing respect to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The incident took place inside the BSF’s 15th Battalion headquarters in Mahatpur, Nadia (West Bengal) on February 21 during the zero parade.
While giving a report during the parade, constable Sanjeev Kumar used the word ‘Modi programme’ due to which the commanding officer of the battalion, Commandant Anup Lal Bhagat, decided to initiate disciplinary action against the constable. He was found “guilty” under Section 40 of the BSF Act by the (prejudicial to good order and discipline of the force).
However, after the PM’s order, the security force on March 7 rescinded its order of the pay cut for Kumar
“Concerned commandant has been cautioned for not dealing with the matter judiciously,” BSF said in its tweet.
— BSF (@BSF_India) March 7, 2018
“honourable PM” had expressed his displeasure and directed the force to immediately withdraw the punishment,” It added.