Supreme Court lawyer killed in Noida, second lawyer to be killed in Uttar Pradesh in one month


A Supreme Court lawyer, identified as Kuldeep Kaur, was found murdered in Noida on Tuesday night. Kaur, according to news agency ANI, was married to a retired army Captain Navjot Singh.

Kuldeep Kaur
Photo: ANI

Her body was found from her residence in Sector 31 of Noida.

The Supreme Court Bar Association has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath demanding appropriate steps to protect the lives and properties of lawyers in the state. “It is less than a month since Ms. Darvesh Yadav, First Woman Chairman, Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh was murdered in the Bar Association of Agra. It is high time that the state of UP should take serious and drastic measures to control the deteriorating law and order situation,” Livelaw website quoted the statement from the SCBA.

Lawyer Abha Singh wrote on Twitter, “First Agra, now http://Noida.In less than a month two women Lawyers murdered in Uttar Pradesh #LawOfTheJungle.”

On 12 June, the first woman President of the state’s Bar Council, Darvesh Yadav, was shot inside the Agra Civil Court. The person, who shot Yadav dead too was a lawyer himself. Identified as Manish Sharma, Yadav’s killer too had later succumbed to his injuries. 

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