A 3-member fee probing the encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey has given a clear chit to police, stating their model of occasions about his loss of life had been supported by proof. The fee stated that Kanpur ambush through which eight cops had been killed occurred due to “poor planning” by the police because it didn’t assess the scenario appropriately and there was “whole failure” of Kanpur native intelligence.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Khanna tabled the report within the Uttar Pradesh Meeting on Thursday. “The proof adduced within the (Dubey encounter) case helps police’s model of the incident. The accidents suffered by policemen couldn’t be self-inflicted or fabricated.
Dr RS Mishra, who was on the panel of docs, performed the autopsy and clarified that the accidents discovered on his particular person (Dubey) may very well be precipitated as per the model of police,” the report stated.
“No person got here ahead from the general public and media to controvert the police model and no proof is filed in rebuttal. Richa Dubey, spouse of Vikas, filed an affidavit calling the incident a pretend encounter however she didn’t seem earlier than the fee,” it stated, including that in such eventuality, no suspicion or doubt arises concerning the police’s model of the incident.
A magisterial inquiry performed by Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Kanpur Nagar has an analogous discovering. Eight police personnel, together with deputy superintendent of police, had been killed throughout a raid on Dubey’s home at Bikru village in Kanpur district on the evening of July 2-3, 2020.
Later, Dubey was killed in an encounter when a police car carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur met with an accident and he tried to flee from custody, the police had stated.
The fee comprised Justice (Retd) BS Chauhan, Justice (Retd) SK Agarwal and former UP director common of police KL Gupta. It had submitted a 824-page report back to the state authorities on April 21.
The fee stated there may be “adequate materials on document” to point out that Vikas Dubey and his gang had been patronised by the native police, income and administrative officers.
“He (Vikas) and his associates had been in contact with such officers, and the officers had been additionally speaking with them. If any particular person lodged any grievance in opposition to Vikas or his associates, the complainant was at all times humiliated by the police. Even when larger authorities gave instructions to lodge a grievance, the native police dictated the phrases,” it stated.
Although his title appeared within the listing of high 10 criminals within the circle, he didn’t characteristic amongst high 10 criminals of the district, it stated, including that the members of his gang had been included in a peace committee to resolve communal disputes.
“His spouse was elected as a Zila Panchayat member and his brother’s spouse was elected as Bikru village’s pradhan. They had been each dwelling in Lucknow. If any particular person of the realm needed assist from them, he would contact Vikas Dubey and he would resolve their downside. The elected individuals by no means got here into the image,” the report stated.
Most of his members of the family had arms licences, and proposals for them had been made by competent authorities by concealing materials info of their involvement in felony circumstances. Their place was the identical when it got here to issuance of passports of their favour and/or grant of honest worth store licences, the fee famous.
“Investigation in any case lodged in opposition to them (Dubey’s gang) was by no means neutral. Sections referring to critical offences had been dropped earlier than submitting the chargesheet. Throughout the trial, many of the witnesses flip hostile. Vikas Dubey and his associates received bail orders from courts simply and shortly as there was no critical opposition by state authorities or authorities advocates,” it added.
“He was concerned in 64 felony circumstances. State authorities by no means thought-about it acceptable to have interaction a particular counsel for his prosecution,” it stated, including the state by no means moved any software for cancellation of bail or approached a superior court docket for cancellation of any bail orders.
In many of the circumstances, the excessive court docket had granted interim aid to Dubey, staying the proceedings earlier than subordinate courts in felony circumstances, and he remained beneath the safety of such orders for 13-14 years, it stated.
The fee stated the HC granted bail to Dubey and his associates primarily on the bottom that he had been acquitted in numerous circumstances, with out making an attempt to know beneath what circumstances he was acquitted and the way and why the witnesses turned hostile in many of the circumstances.
In regards to the ambush, it stated some police personnel posted in Chaubeypur police station had intimated Dubey concerning the impending raid which gave him a chance to name his associates with arms.
“There was a complete failure of intelligence unit in Kanpur in gathering details about felony actions and possession of refined weapons (authorized and unlawful) by Vikas Dubey and his gang.
No correct warning was taken whereas getting ready for the raid, as 38/40 police personnel reached village Bikru and none of them was sporting a bulletproof jacket. Solely 18 of them had arms, the remaining had gone empty-handed or with sticks,” the report stated.
The incident occurred due to “poor planning” by the police because it didn’t assess the scenario appropriately.
“In truth, it did by no means count on that Dubey would retaliate with refined weapons and his associates would take positions on on the roofs of homes. They had been unaware that some police officers of Chaubeypur had already knowledgeable Dubey concerning the raid,” it stated.