Lawyers clash with cops, scribes among several wounded

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Kanpur, Dec 13 (UNI) Over six people, including three mediapersons, were injued and several vehicles set afire in a clash between policemen and lawyers here today.

The incident occurred near Chetna crossing when a police constable's motorcycle rammed into the car of a lawyer, Subhash Tiwari.

The situation snowballed when some policemen allegedly thrashed the advocate.

Irked over the incident, a large number of lawyers later pelted stones at the SSP office and torched several stationary vehicles.

Three mediapersons were also wounded in the brickbatting and rushed to hospital.

The situation could only be brought under control after police reportedly fired in the air, eyewitnesses said.

Meanwhile, the lawyers have decided to go on an indefinite strike to protest the 'assualt' on their colleague.

SSP Anand Swaroop visited the area and described the situation as under control.


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