Lawyer shot dead in Allahabad, protest turn violent
Protest against the murder of a lawyer turned violent in Colonelganj's Manmohan Park area in Allahabad on Thursday. A lawyer named Rajesh Srivastava was shot dead in Colonelganj early morning. Lawyers set ablaze a bus near District Magistrate's office in Allahabad, protesting after lawyer Rajesh Srivastava was shot dead.
According to reports, SSP Akash Kulhari told media that land dispute could be reason behind the murder of lawyer. The slain Rajesh Shrivastav was advocating an old land case.
Ironically, the incident has occurred when the DGP is reviewing the crime in the city. The entire city's police force has been deployed to avoid untoward incidents.
Lawyers alleged that law order situation in deteriorated in Allahabad. Two days ago, BJP leader Pawan Kesari was killed in Phulpur. A few days ago, robbers looted Rs 10 Crore from UCO Bank.
So far no arrests have been made in connection with these cases.