Arrested Yesterday, Dead Today
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Arrested Yesterday, Dead Today

July 10, 2020
  • Gangster Vikas Dubey shot dead while escaping
  • PIL filed in SC fearing Dubey’s killing hours before encounter

Kanpur: Gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter after a road accident this morning while being taken to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh from Madhya Pradesh where he was arrested yesterday. 

Vikas Dubey snatched the gun of a Policeman and tried to run but was surrounded, the Police said, asserting that they had tried to get him to surrender.

Just an hour short of Kanpur, the car in which Vikas Dubey was being taken overturned on the rain-slicked highway and he tried to escape, the Police said. He was shot dead, like many of his accomplices who, according to the Police, had also tried to escape from custody.

“The car overturned and Policemen and the accused were injured. Then Dubey grabbed a gun from an injured Policeman and ran. The Police team caught up and surrounded him and tried to get him to surrender, but he refused and started firing. The Police had to fire back in self-defence,” the Kanpur Police said. 

“Vikas Dubey was injured and taken to hospital. He died during treatment,” said the statement.

On the run since he organised the massacre of Policemen at his village in Kanpur last Friday, Dubey was arrested dramatically yesterday at the Mahakal temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. 

Hours before Dubey was killed, a plea was filed in the Supreme Court apprehending such an eventuality as some of his co-accused were already eliminated, showing “complete lawlessness”. In a PIL, Mumbai-based advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay sought a court-monitored CBI probe into the entire episode including the alleged encounter of Dubey’s co-accused.  During the hunt for Dubey and co-accused, five of his accused aides were arrested/caught and then killed by the Police in the name of encounter. Thus, there is every possibility that even Dubey shall be killed by Uttar Pradesh Police like other co-accused once his custody is obtained,” Upadhyay feared. 

3 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Arrested Yesterday, Dead Today”

  1. A V Prasanna says:

    A criminal is glorified. This can happen only in India, with media coming out with version after version in prime slot. Why there is no news about the many citizens he has tortured or murdered?

  2. Sridhar says:

    Even his mother hated him to the extend that she said police did the correct thing!None of the family of his villagers cared to attend his funeral! Yet, Congress, Samajwadi party want to condemn the police for this action! Wonder if they had paid this Mafia Don for some murders and he died before keeping up his commitment and the money is gone!
    Some others think he was useful for politics if he was put in prison! if he killed 8 policemen in the recent past, I dont think courts should be wasting any time in protecting his rights!

  3. Hello, hello! says:

    What is more important is his connections with politicians, who , knowing Indian politics, would have used him to eliminate those who they had used for their political benefit for years. In India, politics and criminality go hand-in hand. When Dubey was starting to get uncomfortable for these politicians , as he was planning to enter state politics, not merely satisfied as the hit man for these politicians. If that happened, they knew he would blackmail them, as he knew all their misdeeds. Hence, he had to go.

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