Cops in Shimla to nab two sus­pects

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Metro - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htre­porters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: A day af­ter an un­der­trial was shot dead in­side the Ro­hini Court com­plex by a gun­man who sur­ren­dered to the po­lice, the Delhi Po­lice said they have sent a team to Shimla to look for two men, who are be­lieved to be hid­ing there. Po­lice sources said there were three men who had come to the court and shot Vinod, 31, who died on the spot.

The gun­man, 19-year-old Ab­dul Khan, who had en­tered the court com­plex with a gun , was ar­rested from the spot. Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion, Khan re­port­edly told po­lice that he was a con­tract killer. Po­lice said the rea­son be­hind Vinod’s mur­der will be clear only af­ter the other two sus­pects are ar­rested.

“There are two sus­pects who were ac­com­pa­ny­ing the ac­cused when the mur­der took place in the court premises. Both have been traced to Shimla. Our team is there to ar­rest them,” said a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer, who re­fused to be named. Till Tues­day night, po­lice were yet to ar­rest the two.

Af­ter Mon­day’s shoot­ing, it has been de­cided to is­sue passes for ev­ery en­try in the court from Wednesday on­wards, the Ro­hini Court Bar As­so­ci­a­tion an­nounced.

Ad­vo­cate Ma­havir Sharma, pres­i­dent of the bar as­so­ci­a­tion, said the pass sys­tem for en­try will be­gin from Wednesday . Ear­lier, the as­so­ci­a­tion had given an ul­ti­ma­tum of 24 hours to the au­thor­i­ties to start is­su­ing passes for en­try. It had threat­ened to go on in­def­i­nite strike oth­er­wise.

“For en­sur­ing se­cu­rity, we had de­manded that passes should be is­sued against ev­ery en­try in the court com­plex. The au­thor­i­ties in­formed us on Tues­day that our de­mand has been ac­cepted. Passes will be is­sued against ev­ery en­try at gate num­bers 5 and 7 from Wednesday,” said Sharma.

The as­so­ci­a­tion had met the po­lice on Mon­day to raise their safety con­cerns.

An­other de­mand of the as­so­ci­a­tion is that there should be im­me­di­ate stop to en­try of unau­tho­rised ve­hi­cles in the court premises. Also, the as­so­ci­a­tion is de­mand­ing frisk­ing of ad­vo­cates.

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