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Lawyer Shot Dead Inside Court Premises in UP's Shahjahanpur, Accused Arrested

The deceased lawyer has been identified as Advocate Bhupendra Pratap Singh.

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In a shocking incident reported from Uttar Pradesh (UP), a lawyer was allegedly shot dead inside a district court in Shahjahanpur.

The deceased lawyer has been identified as Advocate Bhupendra Pratap Singh. A countrymade pistol was also recovered from near his body, sources told The Quint.

The accused in the case, however, has since been arrested. According to Prashant Kumar, UP ADG law and order:

"Case has been solved on basis of CCTV footage. Accused advocate arrested. Accepted the crime. IG Range Bareilly on scene of crime and interrogating the accused. Old enmity cause of crime."

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Heavy police forces were deployed on Monday afternoon to pacify the situation following the attack that took place on the third floor of the court complex. Several lawyers, speaking to the media on the site, termed the incident as a huge lapse in security.

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    A countrymade pistol was recovered from near the body of the deceased.

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    <div class="paragraphs"><p>A countrymade pistol was recovered from near the body of the deceased.</p></div>
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    Visuals from the court premises after the alleged shooting.

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    <div class="paragraphs"><p>Visuals from the court premises after the alleged shooting.</p></div>
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    Visuals from the court premises after the alleged shooting.

    (Photo: The Quint)

    <div class="paragraphs"><p>Visuals from the court premises after the alleged shooting.</p></div>
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The incident reportedly took place in the Sadar Bazaar police station limits.

"The Forensics team has collected the evidence from the spot. Post-mortem of the deceased to be conducted by a panel of 3-doctors. Further investigation is underway," the police told ANI earlier in the day.

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