UP lawyers strike work in protest against serial blasts

November 26th, 2007 - 6:53 pm ICT by admin  

Varanasi, Nov 26 (ANI): Lawyers in Uttar Pradesh struck work on Monday in protest against last weeks serial bomb blasts in Lucknow, Varanasi and Faizabad.
“People here are sad, angry, and shocked. Like everywhere else, it is more so here because the blasts happened and people were killed. We will organise a mourning ceremony for the dead,” said Rajmohan Tripathi, the President of the District Bar Association.
The strike affected people visiting the courts for the hearing of their cases.
“The lawyers are on strike and I have travelled 300 kilometres for the hearing. I don’t know if my case will be heard today or not,” said Kamal Nain.
At least 15 people were killed and 80 injured in the blasts.
The explosions took place in and around court premises. The Special Task Force, which is carrying out the investigation in the Friday’s blast, have reportedly found traces of RDX at the blast sites.
The Uttar Pradesh police has released the sketches of two suspects whoever believed to be behind the blasts on Saturday.
The blasts came a week after the Uttar Pradesh police along with central security agencies busted a Jaish-e-Mohammed module, which wanted to target Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)

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