Added on : 2018-03-07 18:07:38
A seven-day pay cut of a BSF jawan, who was punished for “disrespecting” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was restored after the PM himself intervened and directed the border force to withdraw the order. A week’s salary of constable Sanjeev Kumar, posted in the 15th battalion of the Border Security Force deployed in West Bengal’s Nadia district, was cut as a form of punishment after he referred to an event that he attended as “Modi programme” during a meeting on February 21 to brief seniors about their official activities. “The Prime Minister has expressed his displeasure and directed the force to immediately withdraw the punishment. The order has been rescinded and the concerned Commandant has been cautioned for not dealing with the matter judiciously,” PTI quoted a BSF spokesperson as saying.