LUCKNOW: Top opposition leaders on Thursday questioned the role of Uttar Pradesh Police after dreaded Kanpur-based gangster Vikas Dubey, who was on the run for several days, was dramatically arrested from the Mahakal Temple in the Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh.
Reacting to the development, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said, “This looks like a staged surrender to save Vikas Dubey from the encounter by UP Police. I have got to know that all this was fixed by a senior BJP leader of Madhya Pradesh.’’
Whereas the former UP chief minister and Samajwadi Party president, Akhilesh Yadav, asked the Yogi Adityanath government to clarify whether Vikas Dubey had “surrendered or was he arrested.”
Yadav also demanded that the government should now make public all the call detail records of the gangster so that his links with influential people could be known to all.
Congress spokesman Surendra Rajput:
Congress spokesman Surendra Rajput also questioned whether Dubey would be brought back to UP safely. “Will he also try to run away and meet a fate similar to other?” he asked on the social media. He said that it was the duty of the police to bring back the gangster and make him face the law of the land.
Questioning the role of UP Police, senior Congress leader Jitin Prasada tweeted after the STF detained Khushi, wife of Amar Dubey, who was shot dead in Hamirpur on Wednesday.
Khushi`s arrest has not been announced by the STF, but the local people have confirmed that Amar`s relatives and his wife were ‘taken away’ by the police and have not returned yet. Amar had been married to Khushi on June 29 – just three days before the Bikru village encounter. She was widowed on Wednesday, a week after being married.
“Khushi probably had no choice being married off to Amar and continues to suffer as a widow and facing police harassment. Get Vikas Dubey alive and expose the links and the rot in the system from top to bottom and justice prevails,” Jitin Prasada tweeted.
He further tweeted that “The news of Prabhat Mishra`s encounter while under arrest is further proof that the govt does not want anyone left alive to tell the real story.”