Army orders action against officer over row involving Kashmiri woman



Srinagar, Aug. 27 (TNS): Indian army has ordered disciplinary action against Major Leetul Gogoi, who was detained by the police in Srinagar after a row in a hotel involving a Kashmiri woman.

An Indian army court of inquiry has held Major Gogoi guilty of “fraternising with a local in spite of instructions to the contrary and being away from the place of duty while in operational area.”

Major Gogoi was detained on May 23 after a fight with the staff of a Srinagar hotel where he was allegedly trying to check in with an 18-year-old woman. According to reports, a room had been booked online for him at the hotel.

A report by news agency Press Trust of India said India army officer, along with his driver and a woman had approached the front desk to check in but was told that he could not go to his room with the woman because she was a local resident. The officer told the police he had come for a “source meeting”.