NEW DELHI – The Indian army’s Major Nitin Gogoi, who had tied a 26-year-old Kashmiri man to a jeep as human shield, has been praised by the military and awarded a commendation card, reports Indian media.
“Major Gogoi, the officer who tied protester to jeep as human shield in J&K awarded by COAS for sustained efforts in counter insurgency operations,” tweeted ANI.
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Major Gogoi,officer who tied protester to jeep as human shield in J&K awarded by COAS for sustained efforts in counter insurgency operations
— ANI (@ANI_news) May 22, 2017
According to media reports, the officer was awarded for his “sustained efforts” in counterinsurgency. Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat awarded Maj Gogoi of Rashtriya Rifles branch with a commendation card.
The incident, which took place on April 9 this year, surfaced through a video clip that was circulating on social media. The video went viral within hours and sparked overwhelming protests and violence across the India-held Kashmir.