New Delhi, July 28
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea in search of safety for a police officer who was suspended and arrested for his alleged function in passing on essential details about the raid to gangster Vikas Dubey and his aides.
A Bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian requested the spouse of the suspended police officer to strategy the Allahabad High Court with the grievance.
Lawyer Ashwani Kumar Dubey appeared for Vinita Sirohi and mentioned that she has the apprehension that her husband Krishn Kumar Sharma, a sub-inspector with Uttar Pradesh Police, could also be eradicated via “illegal and unconstitutional means”.
The high court docket requested the counsel to withdraw the plea and strategy the excessive court docket.
Sub-inspector Sharma, together with three others, was suspended on July 5 for his alleged involvement in passing on data to Dubey about police motion in direction of his home in Kanpur district to arrest him.
Dubey was killed in an encounter on July 10 after a police automobile 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 after they had been going to arrest Dubey and fell to the bullets fired by his males from rooftops shortly after midnight on July 3.
Sirohi, in her plea filed earlier than the apex court docket, mentioned her husband was arrested on the bottom that he had knowledgeable the accused individuals concerning the police raid at Bikru village.
Challenging the declare, the plea mentioned that Sharma, who’s at the moment in jail, was directed by his in-charge Vinay Tiwari, Station Officer of the Chaubeypur police station, to stay on the police station.
The plea mentioned Tiwari advised Sharma that 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 street.
“It is submitted that the additional judicial killings of accused reveals plentiful the conduct and modus operandi of all of the investigative companies answerable for investigation of the current 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 mentioned.
The petition has sought safety of Sharma’s life assured beneath Article 21 of the Constitution moreover switch of the investigation to an impartial 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—were 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. PTI