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UP Bar Council chief shot dead in Agra court
UP Bar Council chief shot dead in Agra court

Agra, June 12 (TIWN) The first woman President of the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council, Darwesh Yadav, was shot dead in Agra Civil courts on Wednesday allegedly by her own colleague Manish Sharma, police said.

Police told NDTV that although both were taken to the Pushpanjali Multispeciality Hospital in the city, Ms Yadav died soon afterwards. Manish Sharma has been admitted in a critical condition. According to sources, Manish Sharma allegedly shot Ms Yadav three times while she was attending her welcome ceremony in the bar council chambers. Police are trying to ascertain the motive behind his action. Tensions rose in the region after the incident occurred, with advocate groups threatening to launch protests from tomorrow. COMMENT Ms Yadav, who belongs to Etah, had been practising law in Agra for years. On Monday, she created history of sorts by becoming the first woman to be elected as chairperson of the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council.
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