Boycott cripples Rajasthan legal services

January 12th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Jaipur, Jan 12 (IANS) Legal services in Rajasthan were crippled as lawyers boycotted work Thursday to protest the alleged suicide by a 30-year-old advocate following alleged police atrocities.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took charge of the probe into the suicide Thursday. A team visited the well where Muralidhar Yadav’s body was found Wednesday morning.

The Rajasthan High Court ordered a CBI probe into the incident Wednesday. Two policemen of Muralipura police station here were suspended.

Lawyers in Jaipur Wednesday went on a rampage, clashing with police, setting vehicles on fire and blocking roads.

“We boycotted work throughout the state,” an office-bearer of the Jaipur District Advocate Bar Association told IANS.

According to police, the lawyer belonged to Chomu town near here.

Yadav had a dispute with his tenant. Police had allegedly summoned him to the police station where he was allegedly beaten up repeatedly over the past few days, the lawyers alleged.

According to police, Yadav committed suicide.

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