Lucknow court blast: Two lawyers were injured during an explosion at the Lucknow court on Thursday afternoon.
A bomb explosion has been reported at a court complex in Lucknow on Thursday, media reports said. At least three lawyers are feared injured in the explosion. The Wazirganj police have reached the spot and are probing the incident. Three more crude bombs have been recovered from the court complex by the local police, reported news agency ANI.
The explosion was reported during a scuffle between a group of lawyers. One of the lawyers, speaking to reporters, claimed that the attack was directed at him and called for the removal of “unruly elements” from the court premises.
The explosion has resulted in huge chaos and lawyers have demanded that the culprits be arrested.
Police said that a crude bomb went off while two live bombs were recovered from the court’s compound. According to police, three lawyers were also injured in the incident which was triggered by rivalry between two groups. Police a large number of security officials and a bomb disposal squad were rushed to the site soon after the incident and an inquiry has been launched.
According to Lucknow Bar Association joint secretary Sanjiv Kumar Lodhi, he was the target of the attack because he has been complaining about some judicial officers. He said about 10 people hurled crude bombs outside his chamber around 11.30 am.
“I and two other lawyers were injured. One bomb exploded but two still lay unexploded,” he said, adding that the attackers left brandishing firearms.
Lodhi questioned the security on the premises of the collectorate, which houses the district courts. He demanded security for himself.
Joint Police Commissioner Naveen Arora said Lodhi has filed a complaint against the Bar Association’s general secretary Jitu Yadav and three others. The top cop confirmed that two live sutli bombs were recovered from the site.
“In the investigations so far, no one has heard the sound of bomb blast and Sanjeev Kumar Lodhi has also not suffered any injury. Investigations are on and prima facie it appears to be a case of mutual rivalry between two groups of lawyers,” Arora said.