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Lawyers on strike in Kanpur; protest advocate's killing

Lawyers Of The District Court Here Today Struck Work Protesting Against The Alleged Murder Of An Advocate And Subsequent Lathicharge By Police On The Agitating Legal Practitioners In Lucknow Yesterday.

PTI | Updated on: 11 Feb 2016, 05:04:15 PM


Lawyers of the district court here today struck work protesting against the alleged murder of an advocate and subsequent lathicharge by police on the agitating legal practitioners in Lucknow yesterday.

We have abstained from work in protest against the killing of an advocate in Lucknow and subsequent police “atrocities” on the agitating lawyers there, said General secretary of Kanpur Bar Association Sandeep Singh.

Lawyers of the Allahabad High Court’s Lucknow bench went on the rampage yesterday, torching a state transport bus and vandalising some vehicles after the body of 40-year-old advocate Sharavan Kumar Verma bearing injury marks was found in the state capital on Tuesday.

General secretary of Lucknow Bar Association R D Shahi alleged that police used force and lathi charged the agitating lawyers near Swastha Bhawan adjacent to the High Court  in which some advocates were injured and their vehicles damaged.

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First Published : 11 Feb 2016, 05:01:00 PM