PUCL strikes SC, seeks SIT probe into Vikas Dubey’s encounter killing

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 11

A day after gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in a police encounter close to Kanpur, People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) on Saturday moved the Supreme Court looking for a Special Investigation Team (SIT) monitored probe into the killings of Dubey and his associates.

PUCL filed an utility in a petition already filed by it in 2018 that questioned police encounters in Uttar Pradesh between January 2017 and March 2018. Now it needs encounter killing of Dubey and his associates Amar Dubey and Prabhat Mishra as nicely.

Apart from the encounters, the applying additionally sought a probe into the criminal-political nexus in Uttar Pradesh.

It cited the highest courtroom’s verdict in PUCL versus Union of India on extra-judicial killings in Manipur to ask judicial intervention within the matter.

This is the second plea filed earlier than the Supreme Court on this matter. Hours earlier than Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter close to Kanpur on Friday morning, an advocate had filed a PIL within the Supreme Court looking for a route to UP Government to make sure the gangster’s security as he apprehended cops would possibly kill him.

Advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay—who filed the petition looking for safety for Dubey on Thursday instantly after the history-sheeter was arrested in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh—had sought pressing itemizing of the matter.

Both the issues are prone to be taken up on Monday.

Dubey and his associates had been on the run since killing of eight policemen, together with DSP Devendra Mishra allegedly by them in Bikri village of Chaubeypur space of Kanpur on July 3.

The cops had gone there to arrest Dubey.

Terming encounter killings is a severe crime/culpable murder and is an offence in opposition to your entire society, PUCL demanded that a committee headed by a retired Supreme Court choose ought to inquire into police encounters in Uttar Pradesh.

It questioned the UP Police model of the encounter in accordance with which Dubey was killed by cops when he tried to flee after a street accident.

The police model of the encounter raised many questions, notably in the event that they had been easy administrative liquidations in view of the sample of encounters in Uttar Pradesh since January 2017, it mentioned.

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