At least one person was injured in a blast that was reported at the Rohini Court in Delhi on Thursday, December 9, a fire department official said. According to the official, a call was received at 10.40 a.m. regarding the mysterious explosion inside Chamber no 102 after which the Fire Department rushed at least 7 fire tenders to the spot.
"The blast was of low intensity and the injured person was rushed to a nearby hospital even before the fire tenders reached the spot," the official said, adding there were no casualties in the incident. Meanwhile, a lawyer told IANS that all proceedings have been stopped at the court following the incident.
Meanwhile, the security has been beefed up inside the premises of the Rohini Court in Delhi following the blast. The National Security Guard (NSG) has also reached the court to examine and inspect the area.
Heavy police presence could be seen in and around the district court area. Soon after the blast Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Pranav Tayal rushed to the spot to assess the situation. A forensic team was also present to examine the nature of the blast and take crucial evidence from the place where the explosion took place.
The cause of the blast is yet to be ascertained, however, several reports suggested that the explosion occurred in a laptop battery. The litigants present inside the Court were asked to vacate the area.
General Secretary of the North Delhi Lawyer's Association, Vineet Jindal, told IANS that there is an atmosphere of fear in the courts due to recent unfortunate events. "Nowadays litigants, advocates and even judges are scared due to the recent incidents in district courts of Delhi," he said.
The incident has refreshed memories of the dramatic Rohini Courtroom firing incident in which a top Delhi gangster, Jitender Singh Mann, alias Gogi, was shot dead in a courtroom on September 24 by two assailants dressed in lawyers' garb.