Rohini court firing: Security tightened in jails; Delhi lawyers to go on one-day strike
Security has been beefed up in jails where Gogi and Tillu gang members are lodged, officials said. Meanwhile, lawyers in Delhi have announced a one-day strike on Sep 25 to protest the firing incident
Security has been beefed up in jails where Gogi and Tillu gang members are lodged, officials said Saturday, a day after a bloody shootout in the Rohini courtroom left three gangsters dead.
Jailed gangster Jitendra Gogi and his two assailants posing as lawyers were killed inside the crowded Rohini courtroom Friday in a dramatic shootout that also saw the police fire bullets in retaliation.
A senior jail official said Saturday, "Security has been raised and officials are keeping a tight vigil on jails where Gogi and Tillu gang members have been lodged."
Police suspect that Tillu gang was behind the courtroom incident.
The Gogi and Tillu gangs are reportedly at war for years.
Video footage of the courtroom firing incident, which exposed security lapses in the system, showed policemen and lawyers rushing out in panic as gunshots rang out inside courtroom number 207. The two gunmen dressed as lawyers belonged a rival gang.
Police had said the incident happened around 1.15 pm when Gogi was taken to the courtroom for a hearing.
Meanwhile, lawyers in Delhi have announced a one-day strike on September 25 to protest the firing incident in Rohini court on Friday afternoon that left three gangsters dead.
District courts bar associations Coordination Committee Chairman, V.K. Singh, in a notice, said that they have resolved in a meeting that working in all the courts of Delhi will be suspended due to revision of security norms on account of the unfortunate incident in Rohini Court, Delhi.
"Members of all district court bar associations are requested to cooperate and abstain from their work on 25-9-2021," the notice read.
As top gangster Jitender Singh Mann, alias Gogi, was being presented at the Rohini court, two rival gang members, dressed in lawyers' attire, opened fire at him, killing him.
The assailants were subsequently shot dead by police.
A woman lawyer was also injured during the firing.
With agencies inputs