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Major Gogoi found with woman in Srinagar hotel indicted by Army Court

Monday August 27, 2018 11:09 PM, & Agencies

Major Gogoi

New Delhi: The Indian Army's Court of Inquiry (CoI) on Monday ordered to initiate disciplinary action against Major Leetul Gogoi who was caught with a woman in a Srinagar hotel in May this year.

Major Gogoi has been prima facie found guilty of 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, according to ANI.

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 Farooq Ahmad Dar, an artisan, to the bonnet of his vehicle as a "human shield" and drove through Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam.

Reacting on the Army Court's ruling Dar said “justice has been finally done".

“I am thankful to the Almighty. The person who ruined my life has to face the wrath of God finally. God has his ways to do justice,” PTI quoted Dar as saying.

Dar, who has been suffering from depression since then, had pleaded Gogoi to release him.

“The army major was arrogant with power and considered himself as my creator. However, little did he know that ‘Uski lathi mein awaaz nahi hai’,” he said.

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