Two men posing as lawyers have shot dead a notorious Indian gangster Jitender Maan Gogi inside a courtroom in India’s capital, Delhi.
Gogi was on Delhi police’s most-wanted list and he was also an accused in dozens of cases – including murder, kidnapping and fraud – in other states.
They opened fire at Jitender Maan Gogi inside the courtroom in Rohini where a case was being heard against him.
The shooting in the Rohini area has raised questions over the security of Delhi’s courts.
But officials confirmed police returned fire, and killing the two men.
Police suspect a rival gang planned the attack.
A senior politician said that the incident showed a serious lapse in security planning.
Gogi was arrested in Delhi in March last year on charges of murder and extortion.
Officials said he was a target of many gangs due to his swift rise in the crime world. Reports say his career in crime began when he was a teenager and initially involved incidents of carjacking and theft.
He was a prime suspect in many high profile killings, including that of a popular singer in Haryana state.