On May 23rd 2018, Major Leetul Gogoi of the Indian Army was detained by the police following an altercation at a hotel in Srinagar. Following which the Army ordered a Court of Inquiry into the incident and if found guilty of ‘any offense’ Gogoi would receive exemplary punishment.
On 27th August 2018, the Court of Inquiry held Major Leetul Gogoi guilty for his involvement in the Srinagar Hotel Case, where he was allegedly seen trying to enter a hotel room with an 18-yr-old woman.
Gogoi who made it to the headlines of every news portal last year for tying up a man to a jeep in Kashmir purportedly as a shield against the stone pelters, was found guilty by the court in violation against the Army’s rules which states one must not be involved in any kind of relationship with the local woman in a conflict zone and breaching the standard operating procedure of staying away from the place of duty.
The court has issued an order and has asked the Army officials to take disciplinary action against Major Leetul Gogoi.