Devanand Dhokne A city-based lawyer was shot at close range by motorcycle borne assailants late Monday while returning home from work. According to police, advocate Devanand Dhokne, who was driving his car, was fired by two motorbike borne shooters near the city’s Sangamvadi area. “The incident occurred at around 8:45 pm. The assailants fired at advocate Dhokne, who was in his car. One of the bullets hit his head. He is said to be critical,” said a police official, adding that the motive behind the crime had yet to be ascertained. Dr Dhokne was rushed to the Inlaks Budhrani hospital where he is undergoing treatment. A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been lodged and the Yerwada police are investigating further. Condemning the incident, advocate Tosif Shaikh, president of Advocacy Association, said that such shocking incidents only served to underscore the urgency of passing the long pending Advocates Protection Bill.