Lawyers of five district courts in the capital on Thursday called off their strike after the case pertaining to the attack on noted criminal lawyer R K Naseem was transferred to crime branch of Delhi Police.

“The SHO of the police station has been sent to police lines. The case has been transferred to crime branch. The police arrested two persons involved in the attack,” Rajiv Khosla, spokesperson of the Coordination Committee, All Bar Association of Delhi, said.

Mr. Khosla said that the police assured them that the real culprit, involved in the attack, would soon be arrested.

He said that all the lawyers were intimated of the decision in the wake of the police action against the perpetrators of the crime.

The lawyers had called a one-day strike in the wake of attack on the noted criminal lawyer followed by “collusive attitude” of the police in failing to arrest the culprit for the incident.

Naseem, who had appeared for Jessica Lal murder convict Manu Sharma, was seriously injured on January 24 when former BJP MLA Vinod Sharma, one of his relatives with whom he has a property dispute, had allegedly attacked him.

The incident took place in Dabri of south-west Delhi when police came to arrest Sharma.

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