Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), May 25, 2018 (TMC Desk) Major Leetul Gogoi who had hit the headlines in April last year when he tied a local weaver, Farooq Ahmad Dar, to the bonnet of an Army Jeep during stone pelting in Badgam district was actually projected as a hero by the nationalists especially Saffron brigade nationalists turns out to be a womaniser.
Major was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir police when he had come to a hotel with a girl whose house was raided by him the same day twice according to media reports.
The officer was on Wednesday taken to a police station in Srinagar along with the girl and a man for questioning after the staff at a hotel reported that the officer had booked a room and wanted to stay there with the girl.
After questioning, police handed over the Major to his unit. A special investigation team headed by a Superintendent of Police has been set up to probe the incident.
Meanwhile, the family of the girl living in Chak-e-Kawoosa village of Badgam district has left the village after the news about the incident spread in the Kashmir Valley.
Reporters intending to meet the family discovered that the family had shifted to some unknown destination after the incident was reported by the media.
“Army has ordered a Court of Inquiry against Major Gogoi of 53 Rashtriya Rifles regarding an incident that occurred on May 23.
“If found guilty, appropriate action would be taken against him,” Defence Ministry spokesman, Col Rajesh Kalia told to the mediapersons here.
Sources also told that Gogoi’s commanding officer is being shifted out for alleged lack of command and control over his subordinates.
They also said that Gogoi has been taken off from field duties and attached to headquarters till the completion of the inquiry.
Replying to questions on this incident, Army chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat said that the officer would face “exemplary” punishment, if found involved in any unlawful act.