LAHORE: Two lawyers were killed in firing of another lawyer over personal grudge here on Tuesday. Police said that the incident took place in premises of Lahore Session Court where culprit Kashif Rajpoot, Advocate opened indiscriminate fire at members of opponent group.
According to details, the lawyers were engaged in a tussle over a longstanding property dispute. The suspect identified as Kashif Rajput was immediately taken into custody by the police.
One of the victims died on the spot while the other succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.
The deceased have been identified as advocate Rana Nadeem and Rana Owais. Soon after the incident, a heavy contingent of police arrived at the court and cordoned off the area. A thorough search was conducted and security was tightened while closing all the entry and exit points of the court.
The event took place outside the courtroom of Judge Taseerur Rehman. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Sessions Judge and DIG Operations while taking notice of the incident has summoned report from the relevant authorities.
This is the second such incident in the sessions court this year. On January 31, a murder accused and a police officer were gunned down as two groups resorted to firing in the premises of session court.
The recent event has once again exposed the poor security arrangements and safety lapses in the court. INP