An infamous Indian gangster was shot dead inside a courtroom by two hitmen disguised as lawyers.

The gangster, identified as 30-year-old Jitender Maan, alias Gogi, was gunned down during a hearing inside Delhi’s Rohini court on Friday, Sept. 24.

According to the police, the notorious gangster was arrested last year on charges of murder, attempted murder, extortion, possession of illegal arms, carjacking, and land grabbing.

On Friday, Delhi's most-wanted mobster was produced at the court for a hearing in connection with a murder case.

Investigators said the hitmen disguised as lawyers were waiting inside the courtroom when Gogi was brought in for the hearing.

The hitmen "whipped out pistols and opened fire" just minutes after Gogi entered the court, a senior police officer told The Indian Express.

"The two assailants, identified as Rahul, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat, and Moris of Bakkarwala village, were standing at the entrance of the courtroom. They posed as lawyers and entered along with Gogi. Within seconds of entering, they opened fire on him from close range. Gogi received five-six bullet injuries; they fired eight-ten rounds," said a police officer who was present in the courtroom at the time.

He collapsed in the courtroom after being shot reportedly up to six times. Emergency medical services rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The police have confirmed that the two gunmen were shot and killed by the armed police at the scene.

According to authorities, the gunmen, who were not yet publicly identified, were members of a rival local gang.

The now-deceased infamous gangster wasn't always known for his life of crime.

Gogi reportedly had a family business and a successful career in property dealings before his father's death in 2010.

He was a 'bright and promising' student at the Delhi University but later dropped out of college following the death of his father, according to the Times of India.

Gogi was first arrested in 2010 for shooting a man named 'Praveen', however, the reason for the confrontation remains unclear.

Later that year, Gogi was allegedly involved in another attempted shooting that had sparked over elections at the Delhi University.

His accomplice, who was running for a post in the student election, was physically assaulted by a man named Sunil Tajpuria and his friends.

To carry out his revenge, Gogi reportedly beat up Tajpuria and opened fire at his group which gave way to a decade-long gang rivalry.

Gogi was arrested in 2011 for his involvement in the attack. Since then, he had dedicated his life to criminal activities and formed the Jitender Gogi gang which became infamous for extortion and land-grabbing around the capital city.

Meanwhile, Tajpuria formed the Tillu gang which saw the rivals go to war - with their dispute being linked to at least 10 deaths in the last 10 years.

After years of causing havoc on the streets of Dehli, Gogi was arrested in 2016 but he managed to escape police custody while being taken to court.

Gogi remained at large for years despite police announcing a 400,000 rupee (£4,000) reward on him.

In 2017, he was accused of killing folk singer, Harshita Dahiya, who was the prime witness in a murder case against his gang member.

The year next, Gogi was accused of getting into a firefight with the rival gang which claimed the lives of three people, including an innocent passerby dead.

In 2020, the gangster was found hiding in a safe house in Gurugram on the outskirts of Delhi.

Police swept the property and arrested Gogi, alongside his accomplice - Kuldeep Fazza and Rohit Moi, and also discovered weapons and a large amount of ammo.

According to reports by the local media, Fazza managed to escape police custody but was shot dead during a confrontation in March this year.

It was reported that police rushed him to hospital but were ambushed on the way and had no choice but to leave him which meant he died.

Since then Gogi was under enhanced security and more recently was assisted by Counter Intelligence forces, which apparently wasn't enough to stop the shooting in the courtroom.

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