Today, Bomb explodes at Lucknow Court, three people were injured in blast in the Wazirganj civil court, sources said. One person has been seriously injured while two others have received minor injuries, according to reports. Also, the blast was a result of a dispute between two groups of lawyers. The blast was an attempt to ‘attack a lawyer present in the court’. The Wazirganj police are probing the incident and have recovered 3 more live bombs from the scene. A CCTV footage shows two groups clashing with each other and lawyers running away as the bomb explodes. Condemning the breach of security at the court, several angry lawyers gathered outside the court after the incident. Bomb disposal and dog squads were rushed to the site of blast for investigation.
Last month, a protest was held by lawyers over a rise in attacks against them across the state. The Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh had asked bar associations to join the protest, urging the state government to pass legislation to protect lawyers. On January 7, a 32-year-old lawyer, Shekhar Tripathi, was beaten to death with sticks by five men in Lucknow, triggering anger among his colleagues who protested against his death at the district collectorate. Last year, on December 17, a man was killed and two policemen were injured when unidentified men opened fire at a court in Bijnore.