Tension prevailed in Rohini Court, Delhi as two assailants dressed as lawyers opened fire and killed gangster Jitender Mann ‘Gogi’ at the Rohini court.
The police counter-fired in which the two gunmen died inside the court.
The incident took place in Rohini court number 207 when Sunil Maan and Jitender Mann Gogi were scheduled to appear before Special Judge Gagandeep Singh.
The assailants identified as Rahul and Moris, entered the premises dressed as lawyers, open fired in the court at a time when several sessions were going on and many people were present in the court the official said.
Both members of the ‘Tillu’ gang were associates and were slated to appear before the judge for offences under section 302/34 of Indian Penal Code in Delhi. A team of the special cell was also detailed near the hearing with weapons.
Both the assailants were wanted by the police. Rahul, belonging to Bagpat in Uttar Pradesh was wanted in the murder of gangster Bharat Solanki alias Yovin, a member of the Gogi gang. Moris was wanted by the police in the Gullar Pradhan murder case at Bahadurgarh.
The gangsters opened fire at Gogi using .38 bore and .30 bore pistols. Gogi received five to six-shot injuries, officials said. The special cell forces responded to the shooting and eight rounds of firing.
Both Rahul and Moris were killed on the spot. Gogi was shifted to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
Delhi police officials said an escort team of the third battalion also fired upon the assailants with AK-47.
Rohini DCP Pranav Tayal said, “Two assailants in uniform of advocate fired upon Gogi in court, following which police also opened fire,”.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana in a statement said that the killers were “neutralised” by the officers and clarified that it was “not a gang war”. The Delhi police said the Joint CP (Northern Range) will enquire into the incident and submit a report.