President of Uttar Pradesh Bar Council Darvesh Yadav shot dead in Agra

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AGRA: Uttar Pradesh Bar Council chairperson Darvesh Yadav was shot dead by a fellow-advocate while she was attending an event on the Agra district court premises on Friday, two days after she was elected to the position. The attacker, identified as Manish Sharma, then shot himself with his licensed pistol.

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav also condemned the incident, saying the law and order situation in the started has deteriorated.

According to sources, Manish Sharma allegedly shot Ms Yadav three times while she was attending her welcome ceremony in the bar council chambers around 2:30 pm. Police are trying to ascertain the motive behind his action.

News agency PTI quoted witnesses as saying that Manish Sharma suddenly stood up in the middle of the ceremony and opened fire at her. Then, before the others could recover, he shot himself.

The Bar Council of India condemned the murder and demanded a minimum compensation of Rs. 50 lakh for her family from the Uttar Pradesh government. It also demanded that the administration ensure the safety of its members, news agency ANI reported.

(With Agency Inputs)

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