Srinagar : Major Leetul Gogoi, the army man, who tied a civilian to his jeep as a human shield, was briefly detained by police in relation to an incident of being present with a teenage girl at a Srinagar hotel.
Locals claimed that they caught the Major in Mamta hotel Dalgate along with the teenage girl in a compromising position, however the Mamta Hotel receptionist said they cancelled his booking after he appeared with the local teenage girl, and refused to provide them room, following which he had arguments with the driver who brought him from the airport. The police was called by hotel management who took Major Gogoi, the teenage girl and the driver to police station.
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Just in : Major Leetul Gogoi, the army man, who tied a civilian to his jeep as a human shield, was caught by the locals at Mamta hotel #Dalgate along with the teenage girl. Hotel employee claim he came with local minor girl, hence canceled his hotel booking. pic.twitter.com/g1akBuIMxS
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According to the first statement of the police, “A police party was deputed to the hotel and it surfaces that one woman and a person namely Sameer Ahmed of Budgam had come to see some person but the hotel receptions did not allow them to meet the persons. Meanwhile, the police party reached the spot and got all the person to the police station.”
The police, however, have neither denied nor confirmed the identity of the Major yet.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Zone, S. P. Pani, while speaking to The Kashmir Walla said, “We have ordered a probe, headed by SP North, who will submit a report. If it is a cognizable offence, action will be taken as per the law. It is too early to comment.”
J&K Police took one army major and two locals including a girl from a hotel in Srinagar.Details say the staff of the hotel got suspicious & didn’t and called the police. Police has started investigation into the matter.Source says the official was major Gogoi.
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Major Gogoi was handed over to his Army Unit, police initially claims the girl is adult and are trying to verify her real age.
More details awaited