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Several lawyers have been reportedly injured following a bomb explosion at a Lucknow Court.
The bomb blast took place at the Wazirganj civil court in Lucknow, reports India Today. Reports further indicate that three bombs have been recovered from the site.
According to India Today, the police have identified the bomber as one Jeetu Yadav. The bomb used was a locally made explosive device and hurled towards the chamber of lawyer, Sanjeev Lodhi.
The Lucknow Police has commenced inquiries. It is indicated that the bomb blast may have be related to the election to the Avadh Bar Association. The elections concluded on February 11 and results were announced yesterday (February 12).
Sanjiv Kumar Lodhi has claimed that his opponent Jeetu Yadav had conspired and attacked him with the crude bombs. Lodhi has also reportedly demanded Police Protection.
Speaking to the media, Lodhi said that along with Yadav, two others - Ejaz and Ajam, who do not practice before Lucknow Courts - hurled bombs towards him and ran away from the scene.
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