Lawyers' strike halts court proceedings in west UP



Muzaffarnagar: Lawyers in several districts of western Uttar Pradesh boycotted court proceedings demanding speedy probe into the murder of two advocates in Lakhimpur Kheri district on September 3.

Litigants faced a tough time as judicial work came to a standstill in several district courts including Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Saharanpur, Bijnore, Baghpat, Bulandshar, Ghaziabad and Moradabad.

Hearing of several high-profile cases including the case against BSP MP Kadir Rana and murder case of Revati Singh, wife of senior BJP leader Hukum Singh, were deferred due to the strike called by Uttar Pradesh Bar Council.

Two lawyers were shot dead and three others seriously injured when a group of lekhpals (notaries) opened fire at them during a clash in Mohammadi tehsil premises of Lakhimpur Kheri district. The incident had led to widespread protests by lawyers across the state.

PTI