At least six people, including one of the notorious gangster Jitender Mann, alias Jitender Gogi, were killed in a shootout at Delhi’s Rohini court premises on Friday, 24 September.
According to Delhi Police, the assailants barged into the court room during the hearing and opened fire at Gogi, and killed him.
The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the rival gang came dressed as lawyers to avoid raising suspicion.
A judge, lawyers and others were reportedly present in the courtroom during the shooting.
According to police sources, the hearing of gangster Jitendra was going on in Room No. 206 of Rohini Court on Friday. Just then two members of the opposition gang suddenly started firing. The assailants entered the court pretending to be lawyers. Jitendra fell down injured by their bullets. Several others were injured in the indiscriminate firing and fell to the ground.
Policemen stationed in the court room retaliated immediately. But at least six people have died so far.
Jitendra is one of the names in the dark world of Delhi. There are several cases against him, including kidnapping and murder, against the slain gangster.
It may be mentioned that a few days ago, the Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested the notorious gangster Jitendra. He was then taken to court.
According to sources, the opposition Tillu gang is plotting to eliminate Jitendra in the court premises. Jitendra’s gang had a long-running dispute with Dole over possession of some of areas of Delhi.
However, the Delhi Police claimed that the two assassins were killed by the police, not the gangsters. On the other hand, such an incident in the heart of Delhi at noon reminds me of Mumbai in the nineties. At that time, the streets of the commercial city turned red in the bloody internal war of the ‘underworld’. Then came the rise of police officers like Daya Nayak in the raids and encounter episodes of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch.
Only time will tell whether this gangster in the heart of the capital is a premonition of such an event or not.