Hotel Case: Army CoI Holds Major Gogoi Guilty

NEW DELHI —  Major Leetul Gogoi, who was detained by police in a Srinagar hotel after he was seen with a local girl in May, has been found guilty of fraternising with a local and being away from his place of duty while in an operational area by a Court of Inquiry, army sources said today.

Orders have been issued to initiate disciplinary action against him, they said.

The court has held him accountable for “fraternising” with a local in spite of instructions to the contrary and “being away from the place of duty while in operational area”, the sources said.

On May 23, police detained Gogoi following an altercation when he was trying to enter a Srinagar hotel with an 18-year-old girl.

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

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