NEW DELHI, Sept 4 - Any case of moral turpitude and corruption will be dealt with sternly, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said Tuesday, referring to Major Leetul Gogoi, who was found guilty of �fraternising� with a local woman at a Srinagar hotel.
Gen Rawat said action will be taken against Maj Gogoi according to his guilt.
�I had clearly said that any case of moral turpitude and corruption will be dealt with in a very stern manner. The Court of Inquiry has recommended that we should go in for court martial proceedings.
�If it is related to moral turpitude, then we will take action accordingly. If it is something else, the punishment will be (according) to the crime he has committed,� Gen Rawat told reporters in New Delhi in response to a question on Maj Gogoi.
Last month, an Army Court of Inquiry indicted Maj Gogoi for �fraternising� with a local woman at a Srinagar hotel and being away from his place of duty.
Maj Gogoi was detained by police in May following an altercation when he was allegedly trying to enter a Srinagar hotel with the 18-year-old woman.
Last year, the officer was at the centre of a human shield row after his decision to tie a civilian to the bonnet of his vehicle in Kashmir, purportedly as a shield against stone pelters during polling in Srinagar Lok Sabha by-election.
He was honoured by Gen Rawat with the Army chief�s �Commendation Card� for his sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations. � PTI