Gunfight massacre in Indian courtroom: Delhi’s most wanted mobster is shot dead by two hitmen disguised as lawyers before police kill gunmen
- Jitender Gogi, Delhi’s most wanted mobster, was shot dead in a courtroom today
- Two hitmen from a rival gang waited in court disguised as lawyers
- They ‘pulled out pistols and opened fire’ before the armed police shot them dead
A notorious Indian mobster has been shot in a courtroom by two hitmen disguised as lawyers before being shot dead by police.
Jitender Gogi, 30, Delhi’s most wanted mobster, attended a court hearing today in connection with a murder case.
He was arrested last year on charges of attempted murder, extortion, possession of illegal weapons, carjacking and land grabbing.
A notorious Indian mobster has been shot in a courtroom by two hitmen disguised as lawyers before being shot dead by police
The hitmen were waiting in court when Gogi was brought in for questioning.
Minutes after he arrived, the killers “pulled out pistols and opened fire,” a senior police officer told The Indian Express.
Officials said the gangster was shot up to six times and taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
After the undercover gunmen opened fire, armed police at the scene shot and killed the two killers.
Jitender Gogi, Delhi’s most wanted mobster, attended 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 reverberate, causing chaos.
With most proceedings being held virtually due to coronavirus restrictions, very few people were in the courtroom at the time of the shooting, said lawyer Satyanarayan Sharma, who was with the court as part of another case.
He criticized a security flaw and demanded a thorough investigation.
According to local media, the gunmen were members of a gang led by imprisoned mobster Tillu Tajpuriya.
It comes months after one of Gogi’s associates Fajja escaped police custody when he arrived in a courtroom.
Footage from the courtroom shows people fleeing as loud gunshots sound, causing chaos
Gogi has since been joined by counterintelligence forces in their hearings, but they were unable to fend off today’s attack.
Police said Gogi and his rival Tillu have been working on racketeering rackets for years and their respective gangs are constantly at war.
In the past 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 college days at Delhi University, where they often clashed over politics.