In the Delhi Rohini courtroom firing, a notorious gangster along with two 2 gunmen disguised as lawyers were shot dead.
Delhi gangster Jitender Mann ‘Gogi’ was being produced in court when members of the rival “Tillu gang” entered, dressed as lawyers, and opened fire. Jitender Gogi was allegedly shot dead by a rival gang inside a court complex.
All three gangsters were killed in a shootout inside the courtroom in Delhi leaving several people injured and sparked sharp questions about security in what should be a heavily protected and sanitized zone.
In videos, gunshots are heard in court, and policemen and lawyers are seen rushing around in the building at Rohini in north Delhi.
The gunmen disguised as lawyers broke into the court hearing and shot gangster Jitender Gogi three times. Special force personnel escorting the gangster then fired back, killing both the attackers on the spot. A total of 30 bullets were fired.
Jitender Gogi, a notorious gangster involved in several criminal cases and jailed at Tihar since last year, was declared dead in hospital. A rival gang, going by the name “Tillu Gang”, had plotted to kill him when he was brought for his court hearing today, said the police.
“Two from rival gang opened fire at Jitender Gogi inside the court. That when police retaliated and killed those two assailants,” Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said.
“The police acted swiftly and killed both the assailants. Total three dead, including Gogi,” said Mr. Asthana.
The incident reveals a terrible security lapse on court premises.
A lawyer, Lalit Kumar, said: “The judge was in court, lawyers were present and Jitender Gogi was there. These two lawyers (who turned out to be shooters dressed as lawyers) walked in and started shooting. An inter was also shot.”
Gogi, born Jitender Mann, was arrested in March last year and was considered a big catch for the Delhi police.
The incident has raised questions about whether metal detectors at the court were working and if they were, how the armed men could get past.
“The question on whether the metal detectors were not working in the court premises is a matter of investigation and I cannot comment on that at the moment. We are already investigating the case and we shall not spare anyone who is involved in this shootout. No one will be spared,” Mr. Asthana said.
He also said, “Delhi Police is doing its job seriously. We were effective and focused and that is why the shooter was successfully neutralized. We will say more after a detailed investigation is carried out.”
Updates on the investigation revealed that Jatheri had planned Fajja’s release so that they could launch plans to help gangster Jitender alias Gogi’s escape from police custody. The plan was to use Fajja and Gogi to eliminate rivals, especially ‘Tillu’.
Reacting to the shooting incident at Delhi’s Rohini court, Sanjay Singh, the AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP, hit out at Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Twitter demanding Amit Shah’s resignation.
A senior source said, “We will improve security mechanisms in the courts. A report will be given soon how weapons reached court premises.”
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) September 24, 2021