The Indian Army on Friday ordered a court of inquiry against Major Leetul Gogoi after the Rashtriya Rifles officer was detained along with a woman and a local man on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, officials familiar with the matter said.
“The future course of action would be decided based on the findings of the probe,” the official said.
This comes after the army chief General Bipin Rawat said Gogoi will be given “exemplary punishment” if he is found guilty of violating rules.
“If Major Gogoi has done anything wrong I assure you that soon he will be punished and I will give such punishment that it will become a precedent,’’ he told the reporters in Pahalgham.
Gogoi was briefly detained by the local police after he was involved in a row with the staff of a hotel, where he had booked a room in his name online, in the summer capital of the state.
The woman and another man came to the hotel and asked to go to Gogoi’s room and got into an altercation with the staff when they were not allowed inside.
The officer was later handed over to his unit in Budgam. The woman went back to her parents after recording her statement in front of a magistrate.