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Mumbai based lawyer Ghanshyam Upadhyay had moved the Supreme Court seeking urgent listing of his plea which sought for protection for gangster Vikas Dubey
A Mumbai based lawyer had moved the Supreme Court seeking urgent listing of his plea which sought for protection for gangster Vikas Dubey who was caught in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh on July 9.
Petition filed by Ghanshyam Upadhyay urged for the listing of his plea on Friday, July 10, stating that after Dubey's aides were killing in "fake encounter" by the Uttar Pradesh Police, Dubey too is likely to face the same fate now that he is in Police custody.
The petition says that killing of an accused in police custody is in violation of rule of law, regardless of how heinous the crime committed by the accused is. This is also a serious violation of human rights and "nothing short of Talibanisation of the country".
Dubey had been on the run since the Kanpur incident took place where eight police personnel were killed by the gangster. Dubey had fled from Kanpur, allegedly after being tipped off, and was reportedly spotted in Faridabad later. Subsequently, on July 9, Dubey surrendered before the Madhya Pradesh Police after allegedly revealing his identity to the security guard at Ujjain's Mahakal Temple.
Given that the UP Polioce had razed down properties belonging to Dubey and the gangster's aides had been killed in Police encounters, the petitioner had sought for a direction for the authorities to register an FIR against the Police officials for these actions.
Upadhyay also sought an independent probe in the "fake encounter" killings of the five aides od Dubey and for the same to be monitored by the Supreme Court.
A direction was also sought for authorities to ensure that Dubey's life is safeguarded and he is not killed by the Police. Apprehending this action, an urgent listing of the plea was sought, lest it becomes infructuous. While the petition did not get listed before the Court today, Dubey was killed by the Uttar Pradesh Police saying that the gangster tried to escape.