Lucknow: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday slammed the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government over the firing incident on retired Justice UK Dhaon’s car late Friday night.

State spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak alleged that the firing incident on such a person that too very close to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s residence, had proved that the state was in complete lawlessness.

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“Where is the law and order? The new campaign slogan of Akhilesh Yadav speaks of ‘ab hain naye irade (I have new vision now)’, is this the beginning of what the chief minister is hoping for?” asked BJP leader.

Member of Human Rights Commission and retired High Court Justice UK Dhaon’s car was fired at while he was on his way to the airport with his wife, an official told IANS.

The bullet had pierced through the wind screen of the car and smashed it.

The driver and the Dhaon couple escaped unhurt.