Undertrial shot dead in Rohini court

Firing inside Rohini court under trial prisoner Vinod alias Balle dead

The assailant was overpowered by the police and arrested on the spot

A man facing trial for cheating was shot dead in a court complex here on Monday, police said.

According to the news reports where the event occurred in the passageway near the canteen block when the undertrial was doing carried back from the court, while the police responded. He was being produced in the court by the staff of Third Battalion. "The incident happened near the canteen area while he was being escorted and the shooter, who was arrested at the spot, is suspected to have been dressed as a litigant". Hours after the murder, lawyers sought to blame police, saying that "laxity" in frisking and checking people at entry and exit gates was to blame.

"Khan was not more than 10 metres from Balle when he fired at him".

The incident has raised questions over the security of the court as to how the attacker managed to sneak into the court complex with a gun. Ahead in April in a comparable case, while a hostage was murdered dead in the day in the bases of Rohini court when he was implying admitted for discussion. Rishi Pal, DCP Rohini, said that the accused was taken into custody from the spot and the weapon was recovered from him.

A 27-year-old Rakesh Mehra, an advocate, told The Statesman, "After shooting, the accused surrendered before police".

Earlier, on April 29, a prisoner was shot dead in the premises of Rohini court when he was being produced in the court for a hearing. Balle was arrested in 2010 for a property cheating case, the officer said. The Rohini Bar Association criticised the lack of adequate security arrangements in the court premises. When Vinod was being taken back an assailant opened fire on him, injuring him critically. "We are looking into all aspects regarding security of the court".

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