The Indian Army’s Court of Inquiry (CoI) on Monday ordered to initiate disciplinary action against Major Leetul Gogoi in the Srinagar hotel altercation case.
Major Gogoi has been prima facie found guilty for violating the official Army policy on fraternising with a local woman and for being absent from the place of duty while on active service in an operational area.
Major Gogoi was detained by the Jammu and Kashmir Police from a hotel in Srinagar on May 23 following an altercation.
The argument erupted when major Gogoi was allegedly trying to enter the hotel with a woman and the hotel staff refused to let them in.
On 26 May, Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat said that Major Gogoi would be given “exemplary punishment”, if found guilty.
Major Gogoi first made headlines in April last year when he tied a civilian to the bonnet of his vehicle as a “human shield” and drove through Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam.