CHURU: Infamous for his role in over 30 criminal cases in Rajasthan and Haryana, undertrial Ajay Jaitpura was on Wednesday assassinated in full public view.
He was shot at while being taken to the Sadulpur court for hearing. He was attacked by four unknown assailants.
He was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries.
Along with him, two others including a lawyer, suffered bullet injuries. The firing triggered panic among the people in Sadulpur town.
The incident took place when Ajay arrived for a court hearing at 1 pm. Three-four unidentified men opened fire on Jaitpura, leaving him, advocate Ratan Lala and another person seriously injured, police said.
The assailants then fired in the air and fled the spot in an SUV parked outside the court complex.
The injured persons were referred to Hisar in Haryana for treatment in a critical condition. A search is on to nab the assailants, SP Churu Rahul Barhat said.
Police suspect the shooting was related to past rivalry, they said.