Punishment will be such that it sets an example: Army chief assures action against Major Leetul Gogoi if found guilty

Major Leetul Gogoi has been caught in a controversy after he was held from a hotel in Jammu and Kashmir with a woman. 

Punishment will be such that it sets an example: Army chief assures action against Major Leetul Gogoi if found guilty

SRINAGAR: Promising exemplary punishment for Major Leetul Gogoi if found guilty, Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said that no officer at any rank in the force will be spared if they have done anything wrong. "If any officer of the Indian Army, at any rank, does anything wrong, appropriate action will be taken against them. If Major Gogoi has done something wrong, I assure you that strict action will be taken against them. And the action will be such that it will set an example for the future," he said.

Major Leetul Gogoi has been caught in a controversy after he was held from a hotel in Jammu and Kashmir with a woman. He along with the woman was taken to a police station from where he was handed over to his unit.

Police said that at 11 am they got a call from Hotel Grand Mamta about an altercation at the hotel. "A police party was deputed to the hotel and it surfaced that a woman (name withheld) and a man identified as Sameer Ahmed of Budgam had come to see some person," a police statement said.

"But the hotel reception did not allow them to meet the person. Meanwhile, police reached the spot and got all the persons to the police station.

"Subsequently it was learnt that the woman had come to meet an Army officer. The identity and particulars of the Army officer have been collected by the police.

"The official was handed over to (his) unit after recording their statements. The statement of the woman is also being recorded," the police said.

Major Gogoi is the same officer who had stirred a row in 2017 after photos had gone viral in which a local was tied to the bonnet of his vehicle in Badgam district to avoid stone pelting incident.

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