Srinagar, May 15: Major Nitin Gogoi who was alleged for tying a civilian on Army’s bonnet jeep has been given a clean chit by the Court of Inquiry (COI). According to media reports, the army had convened Court of Inquiry on April 15 has given a clean chit to Major Gogoi and not recommended any action against him.
The media reports further noted that no actions have been recommended against Major Gogoi, however, court martial is out of a question. Interestingly, other senior officers during the Court of Inquiry had appreciated the presence of mind of the officer to avoid casualties or injuries. had appreciated the presence of mind of the officer to avoid casualties or injuries.
Media reports also stated that the senior army officers not only appreciated Major Gogoi but also said that the means used by him could be different but the objective was to maintain peace during the elections.
Major Gogoi a member of 53 Rashtriya Rifles has experience of over decades and got several promotions. On April 9 in Budgam, Major Gogoi and his troop arrested Farooq Ahmad Dar and tied him on the bonnet of jeep accusing him as a stone pelter. Meanwhile, Dar claimed that he had gone out to vote and not a stone-pelter. However, after he was tied to the jeep, the convoy was able to pass safely.