Supreme Court slams the UP government over Vikas Dubey encounter

The Supreme Court has expressed shock over the bail of gangster Vikas Dubey, and slammed the UP government calling it a failure of institution

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The Supreme Court has expressed shock over the bail of gangster Vikas Dubey, court has slammed the UP government calling it a failure of institution. The encounter has left many questions unanswered, the Court has directed the UP government to reconstitute the enquiry committee and submit a report by July 22

The Supreme court has slammed the Uttar Pradesh government over the encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey. The dramatic encounter has raised questions on the working of the UP Police and the  government.

1. Supreme court slammed the UP government for Vikas Dubey encounter

The Supreme court has asked the UP government to rework a committee to investigate the death of Vikas Dubey, the Uttar Pradesh gangster who was shot dead earlier this month as he tried to escape police custody following a car accident.

2. The Supreme Court has asked the UP government to rework a committee to investigate the death of Vikas Dubey

The top court had asked the state government to consider adding a former Supreme Court judge and a retired police officer in the probe committee, saying it was "appalled" that the gangster was out on bail.

3. The Top court said it was "appalled" that the gangster was out on bail

"We are appalled at the fact that such a person was released on bail. This is a failure of an institution where he was released on bail and did this. We need a report on such bail orders," Chief Justice of India SA Bobde told the UP government.


4. This is a failure of an institution where he was released on bail, said the court

Cheif Justice was hearing petitions for a Central Bureau of Investigation or the National Investigation Agency probe into his death and that of the killing of eight police by Vikas Dubey's gang members, and for the top court to monitor the probe. The top court has sought a report from the UP government.

5. The apex court has also sought a report from the UP government on the issue.

The reconstituted panel will now include a retired Supreme Court judge and retired police officer, along with the existing retired high court judge, the UP government said.

"We cannot spare a sitting top court judge to become part of inquiry committee," the top court bench, headed by the Chief Justice, said.

6. The panel will now include a retired Supreme Court judge and retired Police officer also.

Chief Justice Bobde also asked the UP government's lawyer to look into statements made by the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister. "If they have made certain statements and then something has followed, you should look into this," the Chief Justice said.

7. Chief Justice asked the UP government lawyer to look into the statements made by the Chief Minister

"This matter is qualitatively different from Telangana encounters. Even policemen have fundamental right. Can police be accused of excessive force when it is engaged in a live encounter with a dreaded criminal?" Harish Salve, representing the Director General of UP Police, told the Supreme Court. "This is a case where Dubey slaughtered cops," he said.

8. UP Police representative Harish Salve said, this is a case where Dubey slaughtered cops

Vikas Dubey was shot dead while trying to escape after a car accident, the UP Police had announced on July 10, a day after his dramatic arrest in Madhya Pradesh. Vikas Dubey snatched the gun of a policeman and opened fire, the police said, asserting that they had tried to catch him alive.

9. Vikas Dubey was killed on July 10 after his arrest from Ujjain

On July 3, eight policemen were killed in a village Kanpur in an ambush set up after Vikas Dubey was tipped off by a local police inspector. Vikas Dubey escaped with many of his men after the massacre.

10. Vikas Dubey escaped after the massacre.

A large team of policemen were on their way to arrest him in an attempted murder case. There were clear indications of political connection Dubey had. Congress had raised questions on this nexus.

11. Vikas Dubey has political connections

The Supreme Court will take up the case next Wednesday after Uttar Pradesh submits the draft notification of the reconstituted probe panel.

12. The Supreme Court will take up the case after UP government submits the report.


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Published: 21 Jul 2020, 6:32 PM