Murder Accused Killed, 3 Cops Hurt in Open Firing in UP Courtroom

Eighteen policemen have been suspended in the case on Wednesday.

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A gangster accused of killing a BSP functionary was shot inside Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor courtroom.

In a firing in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor courtroom on 17 December, a man accused of killing a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) functionary was shot dead while his co-accused was injured after three assailants opened fire during the court room hearing.

Three policemen and a court employee were injured in the attack.

Eighteen policemen have been suspended in the case on Wednesday.

“Among the three men arrested by police, after the attack in the Chief Judicial Magistrate's court, was the son of the man murdered six months back,” the police said.

The incident occurred when the three assailants entered into the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Yogesh Kumar’s courtroom and showered bullets on the two accused Shahnawaz Ansari and Jabbar Ahmed. While Ansari died on the spot Ahmed has suffered serious injuries and was referred to a Meerut hospital, the SP said.

They both were facing trial for the murder of a BSP functionary who and property dealer, Haji Ehsaan, and his nephew in Najibabad area of the district in May 2019.

The officer-in-charge at the local police station said around 20 rounds were fired within three-four minutes, The Indian Express reported. 

CJM Yogesh Kumar escaped unhurt, the SP said. Police arrested all the three attackers after chasing them in the court compound.

(With inputs from PTI, The Indian Express)

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