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Delhi: Gangster, two attackers dressed as lawyers, killed in Rohini court shootout

Delhi: Gangster, two attackers dressed as lawyers, killed in Rohini court shootout

Three people, including gangster Jitendra Gogi, were killed in a shootout inside Delhi’s Rohini court on Friday. The incident took place when the gangster was being produced before the court.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) DCP Pranav Tayal said two attackers, dressed as lawyers, fired at Gogi in Room 207. The police inside the courtroom shot them dead in retaliatory firing.

“The gangsters have been shot dead. Two came in the lawyer’s uniform. The police have neutralised them,” Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana was quoted by India Today as saying.

Gogi was shot four times and was declared dead on arrival at a city hospital.

According to The Indian Express, the attackers were allegedly from the rival Tillu Tajpuriya gang. The daily said that both Gogi and Tajpuriya were allegedly running extortion rackets in Haryana’s Sonipat and Delhi’s Alipur for many years. Over the last six years, more than 10 members of the gangs were killed.

According to reports, the Delhi Police Special Cell had arrested Gogi and his three associates from Gurugram in March 2020. Gogi was allegedly involved in the murder of famous Haryanvi singer-dancer Harshita. He was also accused of killing AAP leader Virendra Mann.

Delhi Bar Council Chairman Rakesh Sherawat has condemned the shootout.

“The incident at Rohini Court is a major security lapse. We condemn it. Such incidents have been repeatedly happening; court security is at stake. Despite raising this issue to the Delhi Police, no concrete step has been taken,” he said.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on Friday admitted that there were lapses and promised action against those responsible for the security of a city court.

“Right now, let the things be investigated. I assure you, I will not tolerate this lapse. Action will be taken against those responsible for the security of the court,” NDTV quoted Asthana as saying. 

(With inputs from agencies)


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