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“Motive of Dubey was to not only flee but also to kill the policemen and create terror in the mind of the people as well as the police”, reads the affidavit filed by the UP Police before the Supreme Court.
The Uttar Pradesh Police has informed the Supreme Court that Vikas Dubey had never surrendered, but was nabbed after a tip-off from the Madhya Pradesh Police.
It was stated that the encounter took place after Dubey opened fire at one of its police officials in an attempt to flee (Anoop Prakash Awasthi vs State of Uttar Pradesh & ors).
On July 14, the Supreme Court had sought a response from the State of Uttar Pradesh on the pleas seeking a probe into the encounter killing of gangster Vikas Dubey. The Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde had also hinted at setting up a committee to look into the matter.