Gun battle bloodbath in Indian courtroom: Delhi’s most wanted mobster is shot dead by two hitmen disguised as lawyers before police kill the shooters
- Jitender Gogi, Delhi’s most-wanted mobster, was shot dead in a courtroom today
- Two hitmen from a rival gang were waiting in the court disguised as lawyers
- They ‘whipped out pistols and opened fire’ before armed police shot them dead
A notorious Indian gangster has been gunned down in a courtroom by two hitmen disguised as lawyers before they were shot dead by police.
Jitender Gogi, 30, Delhi’s most-wanted mobster, was attending a court hearing today in connection with a murder case.
He was arrested last year on charges of attempted murder, extortion, possession of illegal arms, carjacking and land grabbing.
A notorious Indian gangster has been gunned down in a courtroom by two hitmen disguised as lawyers before they were shot dead by police
The hitmen had been waiting inside the court when Gogi was brought in for questioning.
Minutes after he arrived, the killers ‘whipped out pistols and opened fire’, a senior police officer told The Indian Express.
Officials said the gangster was shot up to six times and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
After the undercover gunmen opened fire, armed police at the scene shot dead the two killers.
Jitender Gogi, Delhi’s most-wanted mobster, was attending a court hearing today in connection with a murder case
Authorities said they were members of a rival local gang but their names have not yet been released.
Footage from the courtroom shows people fleeing as loud gunshots ring out causing chaos.
With most proceedings held virtually because of coronavirus restrictions, very few people were present in the courtroom at the time of the shooting, said lawyer Satyanarayan Sharma, who was at the court as part of a different case.
He criticised a security lapse and demanded a thorough investigation.
The gunmen were members of a gang led by jailed gangster Tillu Tajpuriya, according to local media.
It comes months after one of Gogi’s associates Fajja escaped from police custody when he arrived in a courtroom.
Footage from the courtroom shows people fleeing as loud gunshots ring out causing chaos
Gogi has since been accompanied by Counter Intelligence forces during their hearings but they were unable to ward off today’s attack.
Police said Gogi and his rival Tillu have been running extortion rackets for years and their respective gangs have constantly been at war.
In the last six years, 10 members of the two gangs have been killed and others have survived assassination attempts.
A police officer told the Indian Express that Gogi and Tillu knew each other from their student days at Delhi University where they often clashed over politics.
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