The Bar Association of Jamshedpur has given call for a day-long pen down strike tomorrow demanding adequate security to lawyers, who have miraculously escaped the firing incident that took place on the 2nd floor of the Bar Association building today afternoon. JMM leader-cum-Contractor Upendra Singh, who had unsuccessfully contested the last assembly election from Jamshedpur West seat, was killed in the firing. Two of the assailants were caught hold by the people and thrashed before being handed over to police, who have referred them to Tata Main Hospital. Among other cases, Singh, who owns a restaurant in Mango Bus stand under Sitaramdera police station here, was the prime accused in the murder of his business partner Ramshakal Yadav. Yadav had been shot dead while taking morning walk at Jubilee Park under Bistupur police station last year. Singh was released on bail few months ago in this connection. Meanwhile, in an emergency meeting the Bar Association here has decided to observe pen down strike tomorrow in support of their demand for adequate security to the lawyers fraternity. "We will observe a day-long pen down strike and may go for an indefinite period, if the Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent of Police do not visit the Bar Association building and assure us of adequate security arrangement for lawyers," Ratim Das, President of Bar Association said. Das demanded for installation of metal detector in all the four gates of the Bar Association office and thorough body checking of visitors including the lawyers before entering into the building.
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