Police officer, suspended for alleged function in Vikas Dubey case, strikes SC looking for safety


New Delhi, July 12

A police officer, suspended and arrested for his alleged function in passing on essential details about a raid to nab history-sheeter Vikas Dubey, has moved the Supreme Court looking for safety citing the spate of encounters by which the gangster and his aides had been killed.

The plea, filed by his spouse Vinita Sirohi, apprehended that her husband Krishn Kumar Sharma could also be eradicated by “illegal and unconstitutional means”.

Sub-inspector Sharma, together with three others, was suspended on July 5 for his alleged involvement in passing on info to Dubey about police motion in the direction of his home in Kanpur district to arrest him.

Dubey was killed in an encounter on Friday after a police car carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur allegedly met with an accident and he tried to flee from the spot in Bhauti space.

Eight policemen, together with DSP Devendra Mishra, had been ambushed in Bikru village in Chaubeypur space of Kanpur once they had been going to arrest Dubey and fell to the bullets fired by his males from rooftops shortly after midnight on July 3.

Sharma, in his plea filed earlier than the Apex Court, stated he was arrested on the bottom that he had knowledgeable the accused individuals concerning the police raid at Bikru village.

Challenging the declare, Sharma, who’s at present in jail, stated he was directed by his in-charge Vinay Tiwari, Station Officer of the Chaubeypur police station, to stay on the police station.

Sharma stated Tiwari informed him within the night time that he was getting into a staff to arrest a legal as per directions to him on the cellphone, with additional directions to conduct a cross-checking on the GT crossing highway.

“It is further stated that the contents of the alleged General Diary Details itself is a proof and speaks volumes of the lies of the arresting… of Petitioner no. 1 (Sharma) showing that he was trying to run away whereas it is a matter of record that Petitioner no. 1 was living in the quarters situated within the premise of the police station,” the plea stated.

Filed by advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey, the petition additionally alleged that demise of an accused particularly Amar Dubey in an encounter in Maudaha in Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh passed off below “suspicious circumstances”.

“It is submitted that the extrajudicial killings of all of the above-accused show plentiful the conduct and modus operandi of all the investigative agencies responsible for the investigation of the present FIR. It is clearly evident that the institutions tasked with the protection of law and order in the state have taken law into their own hands and have been killing the accused persons as soon as arresting such persons,” the plea stated.

The petition has sought the safety of Sharma’s life assured below Article 21 of the Constitution moreover switch of the investigation to an unbiased investigative company.

Earlier, 5 members of Dubey’s gang had been killed in separate encounters.

On July 3, two of his associates — Prem Prakash Pandey and Atul Dubey — had been killed by police in an encounter in Kanpur. On July eight the police killed one other aide — Amar Dubey — who carried a reward of Rs 50,000, in an encounter in Maudaha village in Hamirpur district.

On July 9, Dubey’s two extra aides, needed in reference to the Kanpur ambush, had been killed in separate encounters in Kanpura and Etawah districts.

While Kartikeya alias Prabhat was killed in Kanpur when he allegedly tried to flee from police custody, one other aide, Praveen alias Bauwa Dubey, was shot useless in an encounter in Etawah.

Kartikeya, who was arrested from Faridabad on Wednesday, was being delivered to Kanpur on transit remand when he allegedly snatched the pistol of a policeman and tried to flee.

Vikas Dubey, who was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on info resulting in his arrest, was arrested from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.

NGO People’s Union for Civil Liberties on Saturday moved the highest court docket looking for {that a} particular investigation staff (SIT) probe the killings of Vikas Dubey and his two aides by the Uttar Pradesh police in three separate encounters. PTI



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