A few days after a fatal attack on a senior advocate, a civil judge was on Wednesday attacked by a government pleader, who later attempted to commit suicide.
The incident spread like a wildfire in the city and created furore at the civil court. Cops immediately arrested the attacker Adv Dipesh Parate.
According to police, Parate thrashed and slapped District Court Judge KR Deshpande on Wednesday afternoon and later tried to commit suicide by jumping from the sixth floor of the court building. A policeman on duty acted timely and caught hold of the jacket and pulled Parate away to safer place.
Parate intercepted Senior Divisional Judge Deshpande at around 12 noon on Wednesday and later thrashed him in full public view.
It is learnt that senior divisional judge Deshpande had dismissed the civil case of Adv Sameer Parate. The Parate family was not happy with this decision. The accused lawyer reportedly took this audacious act in revenge.
A meeting was convened at the chamber of Session Judge Vasant Kulkarni. Further investigation into the case is going on.