SC seeks UP govt’s response on pleas for SIT probe into Vikas Dubey’s encounter killing

Satya Prakash
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 14

The Supreme Court on Tuesday requested the Uttar Pradesh Government to answer petitions in search of a probe into the encounter killing of gangster Vikas Dubey close to Kanpur final week.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde—which heard petitions in search of an impartial probe into encounter killings of Dubey and his associates—requested the Uttar Pradesh Government to file its response by July 16 and posted the matter for additional listening to on July 20.

The Bench indicated that it would arrange a committee headed by a retired choose to inquire into it. It had performed so within the December 2019 Hyderabad encounter case.

However, it mentioned it was not inclined to watch any probe.

On behalf of the Uttar Pradesh Government, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned he wouldn’t take an adversarial stand.

There are a number of petitions filed on the difficulty, together with the one by an Uttar Pradesh Police officer arrested for allegedly leaking details about a raid to nab gangster Vikas Dubey.

Inspector KK Sharma has moved the Supreme Court in search of safety after encounter killing of Dubey and his associates.

In a petition filed by his spouse Vinita Sirohi, Sharma expressed apprehension that he could be eradicated by “illegal and unconstitutional means”.

Sharma and three different cops have been suspended on July 5 for his or her alleged involvement in giving a tipoff to Dubey concerning the police raid on July 3.

Eight policemen, together with DSP Devendra Mishra, have been ambushed and killed in Bikru village in Chaubeypur space of Kanpur on their solution to arrest Dubey. 

Dubey was killed final Friday in an encounter after a police automobile carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur allegedly met with an accident and he tried to flee.

Questioning the police model about leaking data, Sharma, presently in jail, asserted he was directed by his in-charge Vinay Tiwari, Station Officer of the Chaubeypur police station, to stay on the police station.

People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) has additionally filed a plea in search of 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 a probe into the encounter killing of Dubey and his associates Amar Dubey and Prabhat Mishra as additionally the criminal-political nexus in Uttar Pradesh.

The third petition is by advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay who strikes prime court docket hours earlier than Dubey was killed in an encounter. He had sought a path to UP Government to make sure the gangster’s security as he apprehended cops would possibly kill him.

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