Kanpur, July 13
The Vikas Dubey episode, with its thrills, twists and turns, has paved the way in which for innumerable ‘stories’ — a few of them fables — from individuals identified and unknown.
Anyone, who has even remotely identified Vikas Dubey, is now able to put out a narrative about him, his habits and his adventures.
“He loved ‘bati-chokha’ and would often hold impromptu parties where this would be served. He would call people from the village to and cook this for about 20 or more people. Even on the night of the encounter, he had got ‘bati-chokha’ made for about 30 people but they could not enjoy the dinner because the news of the police raid came in. Later, the police opened fire and all was over,” stated a villager from Bikru village, who was part of the cooking staff.
People are cautious of exposing their names as a result of concern of police motion however are greater than prepared to reveal particulars concerning the don.
Though Vikas visited the village at common intervals, he stayed largely in Kanpur and Lucknow.
He had gained the village head elections in 1996 after which received a second time period too. His household wielded appreciable affect within the village.
“As he grew in stature, Vikas developed a major temper management problem. If he lost his cool, he would thrash the one who had erred. But he was also helpful to villagers. He gave money for girls’ weddings and helped in the treatment of those who did not have the money,” stated one other villager.
Vikas, 52, was often called ‘Pandit ji’ within the village and some have began referring to him as ‘Gabbar’ after his dying.
When he was alive, nobody dared to check with him as ‘Gabbar’ even in his absence.
The youth within the village referred to as him ‘Chacha ji’ and for them, he was a hero.
“He may have earned a lot of money but he never forgot his roots. He would help us. He gave me money to complete my graduation and did a lot of development in the village. Except for his temper, he was a good man for us,” stated a younger man from the Bikru village.
Vikas additionally held his courtroom at any time when he was in Bikru. People would come ahead with disputes and Vikas would resolve them. No one ever dared to query his determination, whether or not it was associated to a marital dispute or a land dispute.
Another reality on which the villagers swear is the gangster’s ‘character’.
He by no means disrespected ladies and by no means allowed his males to misbehave with ladies or ladies. In reality, we knew that the ladies have been secure due to ‘Pandit ji’, a younger man added.
The native individuals additionally claimed that Vikas was fond of fine garments and good sneakers.
“Each time, he came to the village, he would be well dressed. If we appreciated his shirt, at times, he would even take it off and give it away,” stated one other younger man.
At instances, when he was offended, he would thrash those that got here to him carrying new garments.
When requested concerning the a number of properties and investments of the slain gangster, the native individuals stated: “Bhabhi ji knows it all. We are not aware of any such issues.”
His acquaintances stated Vikas was keen on watching movies however usually rued the truth that he didn’t get time to take pleasure in his pastime. “Arjun Pandit” was his all-time favorite movie.
Some stories are additionally now coming in that Bollywood is already gearing as much as make a movie on the lifetime of Vikas Dubey.
The ‘don’, nevertheless, won’t be round to look at it.
Villagers in Bikru villages additionally claimed that Vikas Dubey was planning to contest the 2022 Assembly elections. IANS