A local court in Srinagar directed further investigations in the case involving Army officer Major Leetul Gogoi, who was caught fraternising with a local woman, and asked the police to submit a report by September 18.

The court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar, observed that the investigations into the case had been conducted in a very casual manner.

After hearing counsel for petitioner and counsel for respondent, the chief judicial magistrate Srinagar, said the investigation in the matter has been conducted in a very casual manner without ascertaining the real facts.

The army officer, who was at the centre of the ‘human shield’ controversy last year, has recently been indicted by an Army court of inquiry for “fraternising” with a local woman paving the way for possible court martial.