A lawyer in Ghaziabad district was shot dead in the tehsil court complex chambers on Wednesday. The victim died on the spot at the table where he was having his lunch.
The deceased is identified as Manoj Chowdhary alias Monu Jaat who was at his office on Wednesday and around 2 pm two assailants entered the room and shot him dead.
The police team along with forensic experts reached the spot of the crime soon and Chowdhary's body was sent for post-mortem after the legal formalities were done.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (City) Nipun Agarwal told PTI that the police teams are obtaining CCTV footage from cameras installed on the court premises for further investigation.
The police informed the media that during the attack, other lawyers were holding a meeting to chalk out their strategy about a strike, called by bar associations in western Uttar Pradesh in support of their colleagues in Hapur.