Srinagar, May 25: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Friday said that exemplary punishment would be given to Major Leetul Gogoi if he was found guilty of “any offence.”
“If Indian army’s any official, irrespective of rank, is found guilty of any offence, we will take strictest possible action,” Rawat told reporters at Pahalgam on sidelines of a function in an Army Goodwill School here.
“If Major Gogoi has done something wrong, I assure you that he will be given punishment at the earliest. The punishment will set an example,” he said. Gogoi was caught by people along with a local girl at a hotel.
The state police has initiated an inquiry into the incident involving Gogoi, who tied a civilian to the bonnet of his vehicle in central Kashmir Budgam district, sparking a row. He was later awarded by the army chief. (GNS)