NEW DELHI: An undertrial gangster was injured on Tuesday when a juvenile from a rival gang opened fire at him at the crowded Tis Hazari court here, police said. The accused was taken into custody and the weapon recovered.
"The accused belongs to Tillu gang. Riding on a scooty, he came with his gang member to attack the undertrial, Dinesh, from Gogi gang," said Deputy Commissioner of Police, North, Jatin Narwal, adding the age of the accused was being verified.
"He fired one shot at Dinesh around 1.15 p.m. when the latter was sitting in a Haryana Police bus parked in the area of the lock-up vehicles near Gate Number 2 of the court," said Narwal.
The accused, he said, was apprehended after being chased on the road outside the court but his partner ran away.
Dinesh was brought to the court from Rohtak jail to be produced in the court in a robbery case.
"He has been admitted to a hospital. He did not suffer any serious injury.
"It was a result of an inter-gang rivalry. The investigation in the case is on," the officer said.
Delhi Bar Association President Naresh Chand Gupta told IANS that while an inquiry was ordered in the case, however, "such incidents keep happening".
"It is not a very big thing."
He said that "enough" security forces were deployed in the court premises but "there are too many entry gates" leaving plenty of scope for such incidents to occur.