CJI Expresses Concern Over Shootout Inside Rohini Courtroom, Talks To Chief Justice Of Delhi HC
Chief Justice N V Ramana on Friday expressed deep concern over the shootout inside the crowded Rohini courtroom and spoke to the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court in this regard.
CJI Ramana spoke to Delhi High Court Chief Justice D N Patel in this regard and advised him to talk to both police and to the Bar to ensure that the functioning of the Court is not affected, an Apex Court official said.
The issue of safety and security of court complexes and judicial personnel is already under the consideration of the Supreme Court and the matter may get a priority hearing next week, the official said.
Jailed gangster Jitendra Gogi and his two assailants posing as lawyers were killed inside a crowded Rohini courtroom on Friday in a dramatic shootout that also saw the police fire bullets in retaliation, officials said.
Video footage of the incident showed policemen and lawyers rushing out in panic as shots were fired inside Courtroom number 207.
The two gunmen dressed as lawyers, who are suspected to be members of a rival gang fired the shots, an official said, adding that over 30 shots were fired.
A law intern is also said to have sustained a bullet injury in her leg.
With PTI inputs