Major Leetul Gogoi found guilty in Srinagar hotel case, to face court martial

Major Leetul Gogoi, who is currently undergoing a court of inquiry after being seen with a local woman at a Srinagar hotel will now reportedly face a court-martial. 

The army has ordered to initiate disciplinary action against Major Gogoi. The court of inquiry held him accountable for fraternizing a local in spite of instructions to the contrary and also being away from the place of duty in an operational area.

The incident took place on May 23, when a fight broke between the staff of a Srinagar hotel and the major when the latter did not allow the 18-year-old girl to meet the major in his room.

As per the sources, the army officer along with his driver and a woman approached the front desk and said that they had come for a “source meeting” and wanted to check in but was not allowed by hotel staff to go in the room with the woman as she was a local resident.

After the incident, the Jammu and Kashmir police detained the Major and the girl.

Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat, said that action would be taken if Maj. Gogoi was found guilty.

“If any officer of the Indian Army, at any rank, is found guilty, then strictest action will be taken. If Major Gogoi has done something wrong then I can say that he will be punished,” said the Army Chief on a visit to Srinagar.