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Jamshedpur, Nov 30 (PTI) JMM leader Upendra Singh was shotdead today by a group of unidentified assailants on the busysecond floor of the Bar Association building in a local courthere, the police said.
Singh, who had unsuccessfully contested the last Assemblyelections from Jamshedpur West seat on a JMM ticket, wasvisiting the crowded building, within the limits of Sitaramdera police station, to consult his lawyer in connection with his bail in a pending case, when assailants allegedly opened fire indiscriminately.
A profusely bleeding Singh was rushed to Tata Main Hospital, but was declared “dead on arrival”, said Superintendent of Police (City) Prasant Anand.
Soon after the incident two persons were arrested, he saidadding, further investigations were on.
Singh, who owns a restaurant in the local bus stand, wasreleased on bail a few months ago after he was arrested and sent to jail in connection with the murder of his business partner Ramshakal Yadav last year.
Among other cases, Singh was also an accused in the firingat the bus stand, which had claimed three lives a few yearsback.
Bar Association sources said panicky lawyers rushed forsafety soon after the incident and a lady lawyer, who fell down in the commotion, suffered minor injuries.
Two of the suspected assailants also suffered injuries after the people caught hold of them and beat up before handing them over to the police.
Senior police officers with adequate force rushed to thespot following the incident to maintain law and order. PTI BS DKB
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