The gruesome murder of eight police personnel in the city of Kanpur and the subsequent encounter of Vikas Dubey and his associates pose very serious questions on the role of various stakeholders including the higher judiciary in India.
The Supreme Court said today (July 14) that it was thinking of forming a committee as was done in the case of the Hyderabad encounter case last year, to probe the alleged encounter killing of gangster Vikas Dubey and his five associates by Uttar Pradesh Police.
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court dismissed as infructuous a petition seeking direction for constituting a judicial commission headed by a former/sitting Judge of the court to probe into the police encounter of Vikas Dubey by the UP Police Special Task Force Team on July 10.
“Unfortunately, the police has done the same act and murdered Vikas Dubey and didn’t follow guideline issued by this Hon’ble court in the PUSL Vs State of Maharashtra matter,” stated Atal Bihari Dubey.
Okay, nobody believes that gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in an ‘encounter’ with Uttar Pradesh Police’s Special Task Force (STF), when the vehicle he was being carted in suddenly turned turtle near Kanpur and Dubey jumped out and started to escape.
The petition was filed by advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay, seeking an investigation into the alleged ‘encounter’ killing of four accused who, along with co-accused Dubey, were alleged to be involved in the killing of eight policemen in Kanpur on July 2.