Lucknow, Feb 13: Lawyers in 22 districts across Uttar Pradesh boycotted work on Tuesday in a bid to press for the withdrawal of a case against a colleague who has been booked under the dreaded Gangster Act in a land grab case.
Ranjan Mittal, a Muzaffarnagar advocate, was booked two weeks back.
Lawyer bodies who are participating in the Tuesday strike said
Mittal has been falsely implicated in the case and demanded that it be withdrawn with immediate effect, news agency IANS quoted, Lawyer bodies who are participating in the Tuesday strike was saying.
A memorandum for the same has been given to the authorities in all 22 districts where the lawyers struck work.
Alleging victimisation of their colleague, the lawyers fraternity has been on the warpath for the last few days.
There has been no response from the state government or the district administration regarding this so far.