Vikas Dubey Encounter: UP Police gets clean chit by 3-member judicial panel | All you need to know

Vikas Dubey Encounter: The commission, headed by retired Supreme Court judge Justice BS Chauhan, also claimed that the local police used to "torture" those registering complaints against Dubey and his gang.

By Aalok Sensharma
Updated: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 11:58 AM IST
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Vikas Dubey Encounter: UP Police gets clean chit by 3-member judicial panel | All you need to know

Lucknow | Jagran News Desk: A three-member judicial commission, which was formed on the directions of the Supreme Court, has given a clean chit to the Uttar Pradesh Police over the alleged encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey. In its report, which was tabled in the Uttar Pradesh assembly on Thursday, the panel said that Dubey and his gang were "protected" by the local police and district officials.

The commission, headed by retired Supreme Court judge Justice BS Chauhan, also claimed that the local police used to "torture" those registering complaints against Dubey and his gang. It also pointed that Dubey's wife election as a Zila Panchayat member showed his "clout in the local administration".

"....evidence relating to the sequence of events which ultimately resulted in the death of accused Vikas Dubey do not raise any kind of suspicion or doubt about the genuineness of police version of events," the report concluded, as reported by news agency ANI.

The Uttar Pradesh Police had launched an operation to arrest Dubey on July 3 last year. However, Dubey and his associates had killed eight police officials and mutilated their bodies that triggered a nationwide outrage against the gangster.

He was later arrested by the police on July 9 near the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain. However, Dubey, while he was being taken to Uttar Pradesh from Madhya Pradesh, had allegedly snatched weapons from police officials and tried to run. He was, however, killed by the police in the cross-firing.

Later, the Supreme Court had formed a three-member judicial panel -- which included former apex court judge justice BS Chauhan, former High Court judge Justice Shashi Kant Agarwal and retired Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh KL Gupta -- to probe the killing of eight policemen and the subsequent encounter killings of gangster Vikas Dubey and five of his alleged associates.

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