Lucknow: Lawyers clashed with the police on Friday leading to brick batting and lathicharge in Hazratganj area here. They were marching towards the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's residence to submit a memorandum of their demands when the incident took place.

"When the lawyers were stopped from marching towards the CM's residence, they started pelting stones damaging two roadways buses. They also torched official vehicles of SDM and a PWD department," Special DG, Law and Order Brijlal told reporters.

He said that action would be initiated against lawyers who were involved in vandalism.

Lawyers said that they were peeved at the state budget in which no arrangements were made for their welfare schemes.

"We wanted to handover the memorandum to press our demands including provision in state budget for our welfare," a lawyer said, adding that their march was peaceful but police unnecessarily resorted to lathicharge on them.

Both police and lawyers were injured in the clash.

Lawyers said that a provision of Rs 100 crore should be made for their welfare in the state budget.

Opposition parties Congress and SP termed the lathicharge of "innocent" lawyers as undemocratic.

(Agencies)