Lawyers of the Allahabad High Court’s Lucknow bench here went on the rampage today, torching a state transport bus and vandalising some vehicles after the body of their colleague bearing injury marks was found in the state capital yesterday.
They were agitated over the alleged murder of 40-year-old advocate Sharavan Kumar Verma. His body was found in a drain close to the place where he stayed in Ganeshganj locality, police said.
The protesting lawyers also pulled down posters and banners from poles and set them on fire, police said, adding fire tenders were requisitioned to put out flames that engulfed the bus.
The lawyers boycotted the court to register their protest and demanded Rs 10 lakh compensation for the family of the deceased advocate.
An emergency meeting of the Oudh Bar Association’s executive committee was held to condemn the murder, general secretary of the association R D Shahi said.
The meeting also resolved to abstain from work today in protest against the incident, he added.