Firing in Delhi’s Saket court: Man who shot and injured woman arrested

The incident comes just days after an advocate was shot and killed by two men on a motorcycle who had disguised themselves as lawyers to gain access to the court

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The injured victim was taken to the hospital I Photo: Screengrab

According to the police, a woman was shot and injured inside a court complex in Saket, south Delhi, on Friday (April 21).

The man who allegedly shot and injured the woman inside the Saket Court complex in South Delhi on Friday was arrested from Faridabad in Haryana, Delhi Police said.

Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said the accused has been identified as Kameshwar Singh.

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Singh, a former advocate at the Saket court, had filed a case of cheating against the woman over a monetary dispute involving Rs 25 lakh and the hearing in the case was scheduled for Friday (April 21), police said.

He fired multiple shots at the woman, injuring her in her abdomen and hand, they said.

Videos of the incident showed the man and the woman having an argument outside the lawyer’s block and the man pulling out a gun and running after her. He fired two rounds from a close range at the woman, who scrambled to move away from him screaming for help. The man then fired a third round.

As per news agency ANI, the accused fired four rounds during the incident.

Many social media users targeted Delhi Police for its failure to curb increasing number of attacks in Delhi courts.



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Following the recent killing of a lawyer in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka by two individuals who posed as lawyers to enter the court, a petition was filed in the Delhi High Court requesting the protection of legal professionals.

The petitioners expressed their concern about their safety, which has been amplified by the sight of a “cold-blooded murder of an influential and senior member of the Bar” and warned that unless the “Advocates Protection Act” is enacted in Delhi, criminals’ audacity to commit crimes against lawyers will intensify.

Incidents of violence inside court premises in the national capital have been on the rise, ringing alarm bells.

(With agency inputs)