The arrest of gangster Vikas Dubey from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh has come as a shot within the arm for the police drive. Ever because the encounter at Kanpur by which eight policemen misplaced their lives, the warmth had been turned on and the gangster was on the run, realizing he wouldn’t be capable of keep away from the dragnet for lengthy. But readability is required on a number of factors. The first pertains to the circumstances below which he was taken into custody from close to a temple, contemplating that the Uttar Pradesh Police have been sizzling on his heels and had managed to remove his key aides.
Secondly, how did the gangster handle to simply journey throughout state borders, from UP to Faridabad in Haryana — the place he additionally tried to examine right into a lodge utilizing a faux ID — after which to Ujjain? At a time when motion will not be with out restrictions, such present of impunity could effectively point out the form of patronage he enjoys. For the UP Police which have been dealing with criticism over their techniques and dealing with of protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act, the arrest will come as a reprieve, although the truth that it was their Madhya Pradesh counterparts who effected the arrest will take away a few of the gloss.
The incident exhibits that the police can act in the event that they resolve to regardless of their many shortcomings. The state would do effectively to push forward with steps to rejuvenate the drive. Their necessities needs to be seemed into and augmented. The police, by and enormous, should not an organisation the place the decrease rungs are taken care of. They must take care of the civilian populace that exposes them to scrutiny and criticism, whereas requiring restraint that may get translated into indecisiveness attributable to interfering politicians. That it has taken the killing of their very own to have spurred the police into motion ought to convey the message to the drive, not simply in UP however in all states, that rotten eggs inside a drive can result in a lethal ambush sooner or later.