Murder accused shot dead in UP’s Bijnor court

Panic prevailed in a Bijnor courtroom when a man barged in along with his two friends and shot dead a person accused of his father’s murder

Murder accused shot dead in UP’s Bijnor court
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Panic prevailed in a Bijnor courtroom when a man barged in along with his two friends and shot dead a person accused of his father’s murder. Soon after, the three were arrested, police said. Chief judicial magistrate Yogesh Kumar was present along with over a dozen lawyers when the incident happened.

SP Bijnor Sanjeev Tyagi said the attacker had been identified as Sahil Ahmed and his two aides.

Shahnawaz, 40, was accused in the murders of property dealer and BSP leader Haji Ehsaan and his nephew Shadab on May 28 in Najibabad. The police had arrested Danish, resident of village Kanakpur, Shahnawaz and shooter Abdul Jabbar in connection with the murders. On Tuesday afternoon, Shahnawaz had been brought from Tihar jail to the CJM’s court for a hearing.

Sahil Khan, son of Haji Ehsaan, barged into the courtroom along with his two aides pumped three bullets into Shahnawaz, while also injuring two others, including Delhi police constable Sanjeev.

There was panic in the courtroom and along with the others, even the judge had to run away to save his life. The court complex was completely sealed, police said.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav launched an attack on the Yogi Adityanath government regarding the law and order situation.

“The daylight murder of an accused in front of a judge in Bijnor shows how much impact ‘encounter wali sarkar’ has on criminals. When the honourable judge has to flee to save his life, the talk of security for common man has no meaning. This is the state of double engine government,” Yadav tweeted in Hindi.

In Lucknow, Director General of Police OP Singh termed the incident the outcome of a “rivalry in which a son took revenge of his father’s killing”.

Source : Hindustan Times