The All India Bar Federation. call for a nationwide strike on 16.3.15 to protest against Ahmad's killing. The federation demanded immediate arrest of the accused and an ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh to Ahmad's kin.
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ALLAHABAD: A police sub-inspector allegedly shot dead a lawyer and injured another inside the district court campus in Allahabad on Wednesday. Hundreds of angry lawyers later engaged in pitched battles with the police in and around the court premises. A constable received a bullet injury and about a dozen vehicles were damaged in the violence.
Sub-inspector Shailendra Singh, in-charge of Naribari police outpost, had gone to the district court in connection with a case. Witnesses said he had a heated argument with a group of lawyers near the stairs of the court building. When the lawyers allegedly threatened to thrash him, the sub-inspector took out his service weapon and opened fire.
"Nabi Ahmad (30) succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital," a policeman said. The other lawyer, who also sustained bullet injuries, was admitted to hospital. His condition was said to be stable.