‘Most Wanted’ Vikas Dubey killed in police encounter

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Uttar pradesh’s Most wanted criminal Vikas Dubey, who surrendered on Thursday in connection with the murder of eight policemen in Kanpur, was killed in an encounter with the police on Friday morning.

The police claimed that Dubey tried to escape after one of the vehicles escorting him to Kanpur overturned.

Dubey, who was arrested in Ujjain on Thursday, was handed over to a Special Task Force team of the Uttar Pradesh Police in the on Thursday evening. UP Police had placed a bounty of Rs 5 lakh on him. 

Extra judicial killing?

After the killing of Vikash Dubey, people are now questioning on social media about the merits of the police version of the encounter. In a week, there have been 6 such encounters by the UP Police. Prabhat Mishra, who was a partner of Vikash Dubey, was killed in a ditto manner by UP police on Thursday.

“RIP rule of law in UP. Vikas Dubey was murdered to cover up the toxic criminal police nexus”, tweeted Swati Chaturvedi about the encounter.

A deputy superintendent of police, three sub inspectors and four constables were shot dead while trying to arrest Dubey, who has 60 criminal cases against him, in Bikru village, Kanpur, early on July 3.