SP MLA Sonu Singh, his brother escape bomb attack in court

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Lucknow, Apr 24 (UNI) Even as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati was holding a high level meeting here to review the law and order situation in the state, Samajwadi Party MLA Chandra Bhadar Singh alias Sonu Singh and his brother Monu Singh today escaped a bid on their lives at the civil court permises in Allahabad.

The MLA, his brother, two policemen and two laywers were among the people who sustained minor injuries in the attack, when the criminals lobbed at least six crude bombs on the legislator and people surrounding him in the court complex.

The Singh brothers, accused in the murder of Sant Gyaneshwar in Allahabad during 2005, were in the court permises to appear in the case from Naini central jail.

According to police sources, senior police officials have rushed to the spot along with additional forces to control the situation.

Laywers paralysed the functioning of the court after the incident and chaos surrounded the permises. The Laywers even tried to manhandle the mediapersons, while cameras of some of the scribes were damaged during the protest.

After November 21 serial blasts in three civil courts of the state, this was the first time that criminals freely used bombs. In the serial blasts 13 people were killed in Faizabad, Varanasi and Lucknow civil court permises.

Meanwhile, official sources claimed that the legislator and his brother are safe and out of danger. However, Sonu received splinter injury on his face, whereas Monu suffered injury in his leg.

Sonu Singh is SP MLA from Isauli Assembly seat in Sultanpur district, while his brother is a block pramukh of the district.

Allahabad district Bar Association president Vinod Chandra Dubey justifying the protest of the lawyers after the incident, said police has failed to provide security in the court even after the much hyped security cover announced by the government in wake of the serial bomb blasts in three civil court permises.

On the other hand, Chief Minister Mayawati was holding a high level meeting of the police and district officials over the law and order situation in the state.

The CM had directed the officials to maintain law and order at any cost.

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