Delhi’s Rohini court saw chaos on Friday as two men opened fire on a gangster, Jitendra Maan alias Gogi, and were taken down by the Delhi Police Special Cell’s Counter-intelligence team personnel.
Gogi was brought to the court by the Special Cell members for a hearing and was attacked by the gang members who are said to be of a rival gang which is headed by Tillu Tajpuria.
He succumbed to his injuries before reaching the hospital, as he received multiple injuries from .38 and .30 bore pistols that the gangsters carried into the courtroom.
The gangsters who shot Gogi were dressed as lawyers, and they opened fire when he was taken to courtroom number 207 for his hearing at 1:15 pm, according to the Deputy Commissioner of Police Pranav Tayal. In the total of 27 bullets fired across the courtroom, a woman lawyer is also said to have received one.
The security breach became an issue of concern for the authorities and a political battle for the politicians as Sanjay Singh who is an Aam Aadmi Party MP tweeted his response to the incident by calling out Amit Shah. “Home Minister Amit Shah, where are you? Such a big incident in the capital of the country. Bullets echo in the temple of justice,” he wrote.
As CJI Ramana asked the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court to make sure that the functioning of the court is not affected by speaking to the Bar and the police, Delhi Bar Council Vice Chairperson Rakesh Sherawat said the issue will be discussed on priority with the Delhi Commissioner of Police.
“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 Delhi CP, no concrete step has been taken,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Bar Association made a statement where it said that the court will stand suspended in light of the incident. “In view of the call by the Coordination Committee of all Districts Court Bar Association of Delhi, working in the court will be suspended due to revision of security norms on account of today’s incident in Rohini Court,” it read.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana, whose appointment in the national capital has been making headlines recently, assured that the Crime Branch has taken over the case and is conducting a thorough investigation.
“Right now, let 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,” he added.