It was reported earlier on Wednesday that the Jammu-Kashmir police had briefly detained Major Leetul Gogoi from a Srinagar hotel. Major Gogoi was in the news last year for tying a local Kashmiri man on the bonnet of his vehicle during stone-pelting at the time of by-poll for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat.

Different stories about Gagoi’s detention flooded social media. Some of them alleged that he was arrested while in the company of a girl. However, the police did not confirm what was being circulated on social media.

A statement issued by the J-K Police said; “Today at 1100 Hrs, Police Station Khanyar received a call from Hotel Grand Mamta that an altercation has taken place at the hotel”.

“Accordingly a police party was deputed to the hotel, and it surfaced that a one woman (name withheld) and person namely Sameer Ahmed of Budgam had come to see some person. But the hotel receptions did not allow them to meet the person. Meanwhile police party reached the spot and got all the persons to the police Station”.

“Subsequently it was learnt that the woman had come to meet an army officer. The identity and particulars of the army officer have been collected by the police as well. The officials were handed over to their unit after due recording their statements. The statement of woman is also being recorded for probing the matter”, police said.