Srinagar: A Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been reportedly ordered against Major Leetul Gogoi who has courted a fresh controversy after he was arrested from a hotel in Srinagar with a woman.
The CoI proceedings against Major Leetul Gogoi were initiated shortly after Army Chief General Bipin Rawat assured an exemplary punishment if the former was found guilty.
The two-member Court of Inquiry panel will probe the matter and recommend what action should be taken against Major Gogoi if he is found guilty of involvement in any unlawful activity.
Major Gogoi along with the woman was taken to a police station from where he was handed over to his unit.
Police said that at 11 am they got a call from Hotel Grand Mamta about an altercation at the hotel. “A police party was deputed to the hotel and it surfaced that a woman (name withheld) and a man identified as Sameer Ahmed of Budgam had come to see some person,” a police statement said.
“But the hotel reception did not allow them to meet the person. Meanwhile, police reached the spot and got all the persons to the police station.
“Subsequently it was learnt that the woman had come to meet an Army officer. The identity and particulars of the Army officer have been collected by the police.
“The official was handed over to (his) unit after recording their statements. The statement of the woman is also being recorded,” the police said.
Major Gogoi is the same Army officer who had stirred a row in 2017 after using a civilian as human shield. The photos had gone viral in which a local was tied to the bonnet of an Army vehicle in Badgam district.