Setback for Major Gogoi, Srinagar court orders further police probe
Srinagar;In a setback to Major Littul Gogoi, against whom an Army Court of Inquiry has already recommended disciplinary action, the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar, has directed the J&K Police to further investigate the hotel incident.
The CJM directed the police to submit the report by the next date of hearing.
The court observed that the investigation in the matter had been conducted in a casual manner without ascertaining the real facts.
Major Gogoi was detained by Jammu and Kashmir Police on May 23 from a Srinagar hotel, along with a local woman and another soldier.
The woman detained along with Major Gogoi was 19 and had gone with the officer of her own volition, Jammu and Kashmir Police had said; hence, no police case was made out.
However, the Army rules did not allow Gogoi to be let off without punishment.
After the incident, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat had announced exemplary punishment for Major Gogoi in case he was found guilty of any offence.
Last year, Major Gogoi had been accused of using a youth in Budgam district as a human shield. Gen Rawat had awarded him and supported his act then.