Gangster Vikas Dubey who was arrested from the Mahakal temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh on Thursday was being brought to Kanpur amid unprecedented security on Friday morning.
He was shot dead when he reportedly tried to flee by snatching pistol from a policeman, after the car in the police convoy overturned. This is what the Police authority has to say on it. But there are some questions that are still unanswered.
Before heading forward let’s see how the gangster got arrested.
Yesterday, Dubey had gone to the Ujjain Mahakal temple where he was identified by security personnel. Police were informed and he confessed his identity after being pushed for it.
Here, we need to understand, after killing 8 Policemen Vikas Dubey suddenly became one of the most wanted criminal in India who is escaping from Police. A massive hunt was launched across Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and other nearby states.
Yesterday, he unexpectedly decided to go at Mahakal temple in Ujjain. In such a situation, when his photo has spread like a wild fire across all news channels. Vikas Dubey was arrested from the temple after a security personal reported to police.
This move by him proved, either he is a fool or he just wanted to surrender, so that he can rule out the possibility of encounter.
Today morning he was killed in an encounter. “The car overturned and policemen and the accused were injured. Then Vikas Dubey grabbed a gun from an injured policeman and ran. The police team caught up and surrounded him and tried to get him to surrender, but he refused and started firing. The police had to fire back in self-defence,” the Kanpur police said in a statement.
But the above story Stated by Kanpur Police didn’t explain the exact intention of Vikas Dubey. First the gangster made himself surrender (most likely) to the Police and on the contrary he tried to escape from custody.
These events definitely smells fishy or point out towards an another well planned custodial encounter. We have seen the same in Hyderabad Gang Rape few months ago case where the culprit were killed in an encounter when they are allegedly tried to escape from custody.
If it was a planned custodial encounter, then I just want to convey the statement of Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, “justice can never be instant and loses its character when it becomes revenge.”
If whatever police officials are saying is true, then there is urgent need to improve the working on system, as escaping from custody followed by an encounter become too frequen.