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Supreme Court dismisses Richa Dubey plea to quash FIR, gives 7 days to surrender; directs High Court to hear her bail plea at the earliest

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the petition of Richa Dubey, wife of main accused Vikas Dubey in Kanpur Bikru case where she sought quashing of the FIR lodged against her. However, the court allowed Richa Dubey to file a bail petition after surrendering; giving seven days time to surrender.

The bench comprising of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Bela M. Trivedi has directed the High Court to hear Richa Dubey’s bail at the earliest. While dismissing Richa dubey’s petition, the bench said now that the charge sheet has been filed in the case, you are demanding to quash the FIR.

Salman Khurshid, the counsel appearing on behalf of the petitioner Richa Dubey submitted that they had also filed a bail application in the High Court.

In fact, Richa Dubey, challenging the Allahabad High Court’s decision in the Supreme Court, had demanded quashing of the FIR registered against her in Chaubepur police station in her petition.

Richa Dubey has challenged the decision of the Allahabad High Court where the High Court had dismissed her petition while denying relief to her when she had sought the quashing of the FIR registered against her at Chaubepur police station. The FIR, registered on November 9, 2020, is for buying a SIM card under a fake name.

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Richa Dubey is accused of aiding her husband Vikas Dubey, who was involved in the murder of eight Uttar Pradesh policemen who had gone to arrest him during the night of July 2 and were murdered by his men. Dubey was later arrested from Ujjain, 6 days after the eight policemen were killed in Bikru village. He was killed in an alleged encounter with police on July 10, 2020.


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