Congress wants SC judge to monitor Vikas Dubey encounter case investigation

Kanpur encounter case main accused Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter with the police on Friday.

Published: 12th July 2020 03:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2020 03:08 PM   |  A+A-

Forensic experts inspect the encounter site near Kanpur | PTI


NEW DELHI: Days after the Uttar Pradesh government handed over the Vikas Dubey encounter case for a probe to the Special Investigation Team (SIT), senior Congress leader PL Punia has called for the investigation into the case to be monitored by a sitting Supreme Court judge.

"The state government has formed an SIT to probe the encounter along with 5-6 other incidents, which will be headed by Additional Chief Secretary Sanjay Bhoosreddy, who has no previous experience of investigating. The state government must issue a clarification on the same. With so many questions arising out of this case, a Supreme Court sitting judge must be asked to monitor the case," the Congress leader said.

ALSO READ | Encounter killings: Collapse of the criminal justice system is showing

"Vikas Dubey was on the run after killing eight of our brave policemen. But he was killed during an encounter, which created a lot of questions including his said acquaintances with politicians and senior officials. The probe must be done on who were his political mentors," he said.

Kanpur encounter case main accused Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter with the police on Friday.

Dubey, the main accused in the Kanpur encounter case was arrested by the police in Ujjain on Thursday morning. He was on the run for the last several days and had come to Ujjain to offer prayers at Temple, where he was identified by a security guard at the shrine.

ALSO READ | Justice only thing killed in UP CM's 'encounter raj': TMC MP Mahua Moitra

The gangster was the main accused in the encounter that took place in Bikru village in Chaubeypur area of Kanpur last week, in which a group of assailants allegedly opened fire on a police team, which had gone to arrest Dubey. Eight police personnel were killed in the encounter. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp