Imprisoned gangster Jitender Gogi, who was discovered working freely from behind bars earlier this year, was killed during a firing at Delhi’s Rohini court on Friday. According to primary information, Gogi was shot dead by opponents while he was being presented before the court. Three other people have also been killed and a few injured.
“Two assailants in a uniform of advocate fired upon Gogi in court, following which police also opened fire,” said Rohini DCP Pranav Tayal to the press. Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana continued that the killers, who were related to the ‘Tillu’ gang were neutralised by the officers. He explained that it was “not a gang war”.
“Two from rival gang opened fire at Jitender Gogi inside the court. That’s when police retaliated and killed those two assailants,” Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana told NDTV.
Gogi was jailed in April under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) by Delhi Police’s Special Cell. The MCOCA offer details of 19 murder and attempted murder cases, besides dozens of corruptions, dacoities, carjackings, and robberies. A Times of India report had initially quoted police saying Gogi, now 30, had started involving in the property after dropping out of school and shifted to crime after the death of his father in 2010.
“He fired at a man named Praveen in September 2010. Then, during elections at Shradhanand College, Delhi University, Gogi and his friends assaulted and shot at two men named Sandeep and Ravinder. Gogi was then arrested in October 2011. After that, he formed a gang to earn money,” a 2018 FIR stated.