The shooting occurred in the district court complex in western Uttar Pradesh when Ashok Bhati, an undertrial from Noida, was brought for a hearing.
Hapur Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar Raghav told IANS that three people on a motorcycle fired at Bhati when police were taking him to a courtroom.
Bhati was killed in the shooting and a lawyer was wounded.
Bhati was involved in many robberies and was a history sheeter. Police believe he was killed by a rival gang. Security has been beefed up at the court premises.
A manhunt is on to nab the attackers, police said.
--IANS (Posted on 02-04-2013)