Lucknow Court Blast: Three lawyers were injured after a crude bomb exploded outside the chamber of one of them in a Lucknow court on Thursday. The Lucknow Bar Association Joint Secretary Sanjeev Kumar Lodhi has claimed that he was a target of the attack because he had been complaining about few judicial officers.
Also, he said about 10 people hurled crude bombs outside the chamber in which he and two other lawyers got injured. One of the bombs exploded while two were lying unexploded, he said while questioning the security on the premises.
Meanwhile, the bomb disposal and dog squads reached the spot of the blast. Sanjeev has blamed another lawyer Jitu Yadav for the incident. Earlier, the lawyers stopped the work in January in an order to protest against the recent attacks on them in the state.
Meanwhile, the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh had asked the bar associations to refuse to work in an order to pressurise the government to pass legislation to protect lawyers.
Similarly, on January 7, lawyer Shekhar Tripathi (32) was beaten to death by five men with sticks in Lucknow. The incident triggered anger among the colleagues who sat with the body at the district collectorate demanding justice.
Likewise, on December 17, a man was killed while two policemen were injured when some unidentified assailants opened fire at Bijnore CJM’s court.
Manan Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of India condemned the incident. He said, “The culprits should be arrested. It’s because of such incidents that the Bar Council of India has made a demand for enactment of Advocates Protection Act.”