Two Injured in Knife Attack Inside Mumbai Court
Mumbai: A man who was being tried at a Mumbai court on Wednesday attacked two other co-accused with a machete, while still inside the court premises.
The attack that happened in front of the Bhoiwada District Court judge has left the two men in a critical condition.
The trio was granted bail by the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate S.J. Biyani after their scheduled hearing.
Apparently angered by the bail granted to Mahesh and Naresh, Shirkar suddenly whipped out a knife from his pocket, lunged at them and slashed them on their heads, as the stunned policemen, judicial officers and people looked on.
A team of Bhoiwada police, which was accompanying the accused, immediately caught Shirkar, 67, and whisked him off. He has been placed under arrest.
Mahesh and Naresh were taken to the nearby KEM Hospital, where they are reported to be stable and out of danger.
Senior officials are probing security lapses as to how Shirkar managed to smuggle in a knife inside a courtroom.