J&K: Army Court Is Likely To Indict Major Gogoi, Who Was Detained With A Kashmiri Woman In A Hotel

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Indian Army Major Leetul Gogoi who was detained by Jammu and Kashmir Police in May along with a local woman from a hotel is likely to get indicted by an Army Court of Inquiry (CoI).

According to reports Major Gogoi has been found guilty on two charges – being away from the place of duty while on active service in an operational area and for violating the official Army policy on fraternising with a local woman “source”.

He could face disciplinary action based on the CoI’s findings which have been disclosed to XV Corps for further analysis.

Gogoi an officer with the 53 Rashtriya Rifles was detained by police after he had attraction with a hotel staff in Srinagar on May 23 after they allegedly refused to provide him a room which he had booked earlier, citing that he was with a local woman.

Gogoi had claimed that he had gone to the hotel to meet the woman, who he said was a source.

Taking note of the incident Army Chief Bipin Rawat had promised exemplary action against Major Gogoi if he was found guilty.

Major Gogoi had first courted controversy for the infamous human shield episode, where a Kashmiri youth, Farooq Ahmed Dar was tied in front of an army vehicle as it was passing through a crowd of stone pelters.

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