Army court of Inquiry likely to indict Major Gogoi

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The Army’s Court of Inquiry (CoI) into the incident where Major Leetul Gogoi was caught by locals with a  Kashmiri woman in a Srinagar hotel on May 23, is likely to indict the controversial Army officer. The findings of the CoI could lead to disciplinary action against Major Gogoi, Indian express reported.

The Indian  express while quoting sources reported  that the findings of the CoI had been submitted to the XV Corps and were being studied before being processed as per military law, “ The CoI,  indicted Major Gogoi guilty on at least two counts: being away from the place of duty while on active service in an operational area and for violating the official Army policy on fraternising with a local woman, “source”.”

On May 23, Major Gogoi, along with a local Kashmir woman and one Sameer Ahmed, who was also in the Army, were questioned at a police station in Srinagar after he was beaten  at the Hotel Grand Mamta after the staff refused to let the woman in.

On May 31, J&K police in its status report to a Srinagar court had said that “no case is made out against Gogoi and neither the hotelier nor the girl had filed any complaint.”

The CoI, headed by a Brigadier, took the testimonies of Major Gogoi, other Army officers concerned besides checking documents dealing with the case.


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