Lawyer shot dead inside district court complex in UP’s Shahjahanpur, another lawyer arrested for murder

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Updated: October 18, 2021 4:57 PM

A lawyer was allegedly shot dead inside a district court complex in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur on Monday. The body of the lawyer was found on the third floor of the court. 

A lawyer was allegedly shot dead inside a district court complex in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur on Monday. The body of the lawyer was found on the third floor of the court. 

A lawyer was allegedly shot dead inside a district court complex in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur on Monday. The deceased lawyer has been identified as Bhupendra Pratap Singh. The body of the lawyer was found on the third floor of the court. A country-made pistol has been recovered from near the body of the deceased lawyer.

The police said another lawyer committed the crime. He confessed to his crime and has been arrested. “Accused lawyer in the murder case of another lawyer at court complex in Shahjahanpur arrested. The accused has confessed to his crime, the murder took place due to an old dispute,” said Prashant Kumar, ADG Law and Order.

Earlier, Superintendent of Police (SP) S Anand said advocate Bhupendra Singh (38) of Jalalabad tehsil had gone to the third-floor office of ACJM-I of the district court to meet a clerk in connection with some case when a gunshot was heard and he was found dead.

The Congress has hit out at the Yogi Adityanath-led UP government over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

“A lawyer was killed inside a court complex in Shahjahanpur. In UP, police kill a businessman in a midnight raid, farmers are mowed down by a minister’s son, & lawyers are murdered. This is law & order under @myogiadityanath, who himself had more than 10 IPC sections against him!” tweeted Dr Shama Mohamed, national spokesperson of the Congress party.

BSP president Mayawati said it exposed the BJP government’s tall claims over law and order in the state. “The murder of a lawyer on the court premises of Shahjahanpur district of UP in broad daylight is very sad and shameful. It exposes the law and order situation under the BJP government and its claims in this regard. The question arises as to who is safe in UP. The government should pay proper attention to this,” she said in a tweet in Hindi.

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