UP: Gangster Sanjeev Jeeva shot dead outside courtroom in Lucknow; child sustains injuries
PTC Web Desk: A gangster, identified as Sanjeev Jeeva, was shot at and killed outside a courtroom in Lucknow's civil court. The incident took place while he was being brought for a hearing.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Lucknow, Rahul Raj said, "Sanjeev Jeeva was shot at, who later succumbed to his injuries. Two of our constables also sustained injuries, but are out of danger. Currently, they are under treatment. I've been told that the assailant has been arrested." Meanwhile, lawyers staged a protest outside the Lucknow Civil Court in the wake of the firing incident.
It is learnt that a child was also injured in the incident and was admitted to a trauma centre.
"A criminal, identified as Sanjeev Jeeva, was shot dead on Wednesday. Two police officials, who were escorting him to the court, also sustained injuries. A child was also injured in the incident and was admitted to a trauma centre," Upendra Kumar Agarwal, Joint Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Lucknow, said.
The gangster was accused in the murder of BJP leader Brahm Dutt and was being brought to court for a hearing.
"DCP West and DCP Central reached the court premises after receiving word of the incident," said Assistant Commissioner of Police Sunil Kumar Mishra.
The gangster had several criminal cases against him. He had been in jail for many years. Sources said he was also associated with eastern UP gangsters such as Mukhtar Ansari.
- With inputs from agencies