New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Moments after the police gunned down notorious gangster Vikas Dubey on Friday morning, the Opposition on attacked the Uttar Pradesh government, saying the gangster's killing was a “planned encounter”.

Demanding a CBI enquiry into the matter, the Opposition alleged that Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government “saved its secrets” by killing Dubey. Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav alleged that Dubey was killed to save the secrets of the state government.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also slammed the state government and said, “The criminal is dead, but what about those who aided the criminal?”.

Veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijaya Singh said that it is important to ascertain why Vikas Dubey chose the Mahakal temple and asked who helped the notorious gangster in the state.    

Also Read | Vikas Dubey Killed in Encounter: 'Gangster was asked to surrender, but he opened fire,' say Police

Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Karti P Chidambaram called the "Uttar Pradesh Police the biggest mob in India". "Oh so predictable! The biggest mob in India is the @Uppolice headed by a “Don” Now everything is settled. All inconvenient truths buried for good," he said in a tweet.

Gangster Vikas Dubey, who was the main the accused in the killing of eight cops in Kanpur, was gunned down on Friday morning. The police informed that Dubey was killed in an encounter after a police vehicle carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur met with an accident and he tried to escape from the spot in Bhauti area.

"Vikas Dubey attempted to flee by snatching pistol of the injured policemen after car overturned. Police tried to make him surrender, during which he fired at the policemen. He was injured in retaliatory firing by police. He was later rushed to the hospital," news agency ANI quoted SP Kanpur West as saying.

Dubey, who was carrying a reward of Rs five lakh on information leading to his arrest, was arrested from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. 

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma