One person died and two others, including an advocate, sustained bullet injuries when unidentified assailants opened fire on a historysheeter in Sadulpur town court premises in Churu district on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Ajay Jaitpura (32), while the two injured are Sandeep Gujjar (27) and advocate Ratan Singh. The injured were referred to Hissar in Haryana.
The shocking incident took place at 1 pm in the court premises, triggering panic.
Superintendent of police Barhat Rahul Manhardan said that three to four assailants came walking into the court premises, probably after parking their vehicle at a distance and opened fire on Ajay when he came to attend a court hearing. Ajay and Sandeep sustained bullet injuries, while Ratan Singh was hit by pellets.
Manhardan said Ajay had been released on bail around 15 days ago after serving two years.
The deceased was a criminal and jailed for opening fire at the police. He was jailed for seven years. Gujjar is a member of Ajay’s gang.
The SP said that the assailants opened fired and fled, efforts are being made to arrest them. “The shooting is apparently related to past rivalry,” he said.