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Srinagar Hotel incident: Court of Inquiry finds Major Leetul Gogoi guilty of fraternising with locals, to face disciplinary action

Major Gogoi had hit the headlines last year after he tied a man to a jeep in Kashmir purportedly as a shield against stone pelters during polling in the Srinagar Lok Sabha by-election on April 9.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 27, 2018 12:55 IST ]

Major Leetul Gogoi

Major Leetul Gogoi, who was detained by police in a Srinagar hotel in May, will face disciplinary action for fraternising with locals, a Court of inquiry recommended today.

On May 23, Gogoi was detained by police following an altercation at a hotel in Srinagar where he was allegedly trying to enter with an 18-year-old woman.

Days later, the Army had ordered the CoI into the incident after Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said in Pahalgam that exemplary punishment would be given to Gogoi if he was found guilty of "any offence".

"If any officer of the Indian Army is found guilty of any offence, we will take strictest possible action," Gen. Rawat had said.

Major Gogoi had hit the headlines last year after he tied a man to a jeep in Kashmir purportedly as a shield against stone pelters during polling in the Srinagar Lok Sabha by-election on April 9.

Gen Rawat had supported the young officer's action and honoured him with the Army chief's 'Commendation Card' for his 'sustained efforts' in counter-insurgency operations. 

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