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Major Gogoi hotel controversy: Army orders inquiry against officer over row involving Kashmiri woman

Gogoi hotel controversy: Gogoi is accused of fraternizing local despite instructions to the contrary and for being away from the place of duty while in the operational area.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 27 Aug 2018, 21:14:37
Major Leetul Gogoi Major Leetul Gogoi

New Delhi: The Army has ordered an inquiry against Major Leetul Gogoi was detained by the Jammu and Kashmir Police from a hotel with a woman on May 23. He was allegedly involved in a brawl with the woman at the hotel.

Gogoi is accused of fraternizing local despite instructions to the contrary and for being away from the place of duty while in the operational area. After the incident in May, Army Chief Bipin Rawat had promised "strictest action" if anyone in the army did any wrong.

"If anyone in the Indian Army, at any rank, does any wrong and it comes to our notice, then strictest action will be taken. If Major Gogoi has done something wrong then I can say that he will be given due punishment and the punishment will be such that it will set an example," said the Army Chief on a visit to Srinagar.

Major Gogoi had been backed by the army amid a major row last year when he tied a Kashmiri man to his jeep as a "human shield" during by-polls. 


First Published: 27 Aug 2018, 14:20:19

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