On Thursday, Lucknow, capital city of Uttar Pradesh was shocked as an explosion took place in Hazretganj’s Lucknow Collectorate. The bomb explosion took place just 1 kilometre from the Vidhan Sabha of Uttar Pradesh.
It is being reported that at least 3 people have sustained injuries, and 1 of them is seriously injured.
According to the locals, the blast happened as a result of a clash between two groups of lawyers for a complaint. It is supposed that the bomb blast was to attack a lawyer who was present in the court.
Joint Secretary of the Lucknow Bar Association, Sanjeev Lodhi has come out and claimed that he was the target behind the explosion.
The police has worked quick and identified the bomber as Jeetu Yadav. And it is said that the bomb was made using locally made devices and materials.
Police personnel from Wazirganj has reached the explosion site and are now inspecting the incident. According to the report, police have found 3 more bombs from the premises which are said to be live. Bomb disposal and dog squads were rushed at the blast site.
Angry lawyers gathered outside the chambers right after the explosions, denouncing the incident and the gap in the security.
The Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh have asked the Bar Association to walk out from work in order to pressurise the UP Government to pass legislation for the safety and protection of the lawyers.
Last month, on the 7th of January, 5 men in Lucknow beat a 32 year old lawyer to death with sticks. The death of Shekhar Tripathi rushed anger among fellow advocates who, along with his dead body, sat at the District Collectorate, demanding justice.
Additionally, on the 17th of December, 1 man was killed and 2 policemen were injured when some unidentified assaulters open fired at the Bijnore Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM) court.