Two history-sheeters lodged in jail, who were brought to an Etawah court for hearing in a murder case opened fire on court premises on Friday afternoon and one of them managed to escape.
Sunder Singh and his brother Jitendra were in jail since June when they allegedly shot dead Samajwadi Party worker Rajveer Singh Yadav.
“Around 2 pm, when constable Sageer Ahmed was escorting the accused back to the court lock-up after the hearing, a youth handed over a bag to them, saying there were bananas inside,” said SHO, Civil Lines Police Station, Rohit Tiwari.
“The constable had walked a few steps when the youth threw chilli powder at his face. At this point, Sunder and Jitendra took out pistols from the bag and started firing indiscriminately. Sunder escaped, while Jitendra was caught by the constable and others,” he said. Police have recovered a countrymade pistol and 10 cartridges from Jitendra.
“During questioning, Jitendra said that the youth who gave them the bag was Sunder’s aide Sarvendra Yadav,” said the SHO. An FIR has been lodged against Jitendra, Sunder and the unidentified person at the Civil Lines police station.