On Friday, Jitender Gogi, a notorious gangster who had been jailed since 2020, was brought to a hearing in north Delhi, India. On his arrival, gunmen from the rival gang (the Tillu), entered the courtroom dressed as lawyers and opened fire on Gogi. A mafia boss has died in hospital.
Special-forces personnel who had been escorting Gogi fired back at the two gunmen, killing them on the spot. According to Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana, a third person had also died in the shootout. Though different reports vary, it is clear, at least six more people, including a female lawyer, were injured. The shooting has raised questions about security protocols at India’s courts.