3 dead in shootout at Delhi court; gunmen posing as lawyers kill gangster

September 24, 2021

NEW DELHI — Three people, including gangster Jitendra Mann 'Gogi', died in a firing incident Friday at Delhi's Rohini court, police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Pranav Tayal said the assailants were in the uniform of advocates when they fired at Gogi.

Police team also fired in return, the DCP said. The assailants opened fire at gangster Jitender Mann 'Gogi' when he was brought to Delhi's Rohini court by police for a hearing, said police.

"Two criminals opened fire at gangster (Jitender Mann) 'Gogi' when he was taken to the (Rohini) court for a hearing.

In retaliation, police shot dead both the attackers. One of them was carrying a reward of Rs50,000," Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana told ANI.

Gogi had been arrested by the special cell of the Delhi Police. It is being reported that the infamous Tillu gang could be behind the incident and the prime target of the daring hit, Gogi, did not survive.

The firing took place in Rohini Court outside Court No. 206. It is also being reported that one female lawyer was also injured in the attack.

The assailants, identified as Rahul and Mareesh were part of Tillu and Navin Bali gang.

Arvind Vats, Rohini Court joint secretary told Times Now, "Police officials were there but not in the appropriate strength. A major question is how weapons reached the court? We have requested many times for more security. No proper security was in place. Guards are not well maintained."

Reacting to the incident, Shilpesh Chaudhary, vice president, Rohini Court told Times Now, "It is a huge security lapse. I was at the bar office. When we heard the firing sound. We went there. Police neutralised them."

The incident brings forth the plight of the law and order situation in the national capital where multiple rounds were fired that has led to the loss of life and also caused serious injuries to criminals, cops and lawyers.

Asthana said a swift probe has been launched to get to the bottom of the case. — Agencies

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