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Jamshedpur Advocates on pen down strike to protest murder of Manoj Jha

Jamshedpur, July 30: Jamshedpur Bar Association observed pen down strike on Friday in protest against murder of advocate at Ranchi. The members have condemned the incident and demanded action against those involved.

Moreover, in protest against the shooting of senior advocate Manoj Jha of Ranchi Bar Association by unknown criminals, members of District Bar Association Chaibasa, took out a silent procession under the leadership of Anil Kumar Mahato.

The silent procession started from the Bar Association office and passed through Jain Market Chowk, Sadar Thana Chowk, Post Office Chowk, and ended at Court Road. After this, a memorandum was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner regarding the incident and demanding Advocate Protection Act.

In the silent procession, mainly senior advocate SK Pati, Satish Chandra Mahato, Pradeep Kumar Vishwakarma, Rajkumar Prajapati, Taj Khan, NN Pandey, Chaturbhuj Pareek, Basant Kesari, Pradeep Sharma, Vikram Munda, Kesar Parvez, Nag, Ashish Sinha, Raja Ram Gupta, Mangal Singh Melgundi, Arun Prajapati, Sarfaraz Khan, Mahesh Nishad, Bhupesh Mahto, Sachin Bhati, Devnandan Singh Yadav, Pranav Daripa, Mahadev Sharma, Keshav Prasad, Surendra Das, Rakesh Pandey, Anish Ahmed, besides a large number of advocates were present.

Jha was in Tamar on July 26, when some miscreants opened fire and shot him down while he was sitting in his car. Meanwhile, there is resentment in the legal fraternity across the state condemning the gruesome murder of advocate Manoj Jha.

Police said the deceased, identified as Manoj Jha, was in his car with his driver around 500m from the busy National Highway-33 connecting Ranchi and Jamshedpur, when five assailants on two bikes opened fire at the lawyer.

“The deceased advocate was aged around 50. During initial investigation, it came to light that he was attacked when he was overseeing wall construction on a big plot which was disputed earlier. We have got some leads about people involved in the dispute. We have detained two persons and they are being questioned,” said an official.

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