An accused in the 2006 Varanasi blasts case,Waliullah,was manhandled again by lawyers as he was coming out of the courtroom after appearing before the High Court Bench in Lucknow on Wednesday noon.
Waliullah had been brought to the court for a hearing in an appeal filed by the state Government against an earlier order by the Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) clearing him of some of the charges in the case. Waliullah had to take shelter in the courtroom to escape the lawyers,and was later escorted out by a contingent of the police force.
Waliullah had earlier been attacked by lawyers in Lucknow,Varanasi and Ghaziabad. Waliullah was served a summons for personal appearance in Lucknow as the Government filed an appeal here.
A group of over 50 lawyers gathered outside the courtroom and pounced on Waliullah the moment he walked out after appearing before the Bench of Imtiyaz Murtuza and S C Chaurasia.
We rushed to the place to find a group of lawyers raising slogans and creating a ruckus. It took over half-an-hour to disperse the advocates and make arrangements to escort Waliullah out, said SP Paresh Pandey.
Waliullah,accused of orchestrating blasts at the Sankatmochan temple in Varanasi on March 7,2006 was arrested from Gosainganj in Lucknow on April 5,2006. He was acquitted on the charges of waging war against the Government on the grounds of lack of evidence.