Shootout in front of Delhi court, undertrial killed

  New Delhi:  An undertrial in a murder case was shot dead outside a district court complex here in Rohini on Saturday while being brought for a hearing, police said.
"Rajesh, a notorious criminal, was shot dead outside Rohini Court Complex. The shooter, 19-year-old Mohit is a resident of Jhajjar district in Haryana," Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Rishi Pal said.
The incident occurred while Rajesh was being brought by the Haryana Police to the district court.

At around 11.30 a.m., Mohit fired a bullet at Rajesh's chest, who died on the spot, the police said.

The police arrested Mohit.

During interrogation, Mohit disclosed that he fired at Rajesh on the instruction of his friend Satish. Mohit also revealed that he did not know Rajesh personally, police said.

Rajesh, 38, was arrested in a murder case in December 2016 and was in judicial custody in a Haryana jail.

He was facing trial in 16 different cases in Haryana as well as in Delhi.

The police official said he suspects it to be a case of personal enmity or gang-rivalry and are verifying whether Rajesh was a member of any gang, including the Neeraj Bawana gang.

He said they are are probing all angles in the case.

The incident reportedly took place when the victim alighted from the police vehicle outside Gate Number 5 of the court complex.

Two men who were waiting on a motorbike outside the court fired on the victim and fled, according to police.

However, one of them was nabbed from the spot with assistance of people, Haryana Police and officials present outside the courts complex.

Meanwhile, in the wake of the incident, a delegate of Rohini Court Bar Association met with senior judges of the courts complex and requested them to ensure safety and security to the advocates, litigants and undertrials.

"The senior judges have called a meeting to review security management with senior police officials and members of the bar association on Monday," Rohini Court Bar Association Secretary Rajiv Tehlan said.