ಪೊಲೀಸರ ಹತ್ಯೆ ಪ್ರಕರಣ: ನಟೋರಿಯಸ್ ರೌಡಿ ವಿಕಾಸ್ ದುಬೆ ಎನ್ ಕೌಂಟರ್ ಗೆ ಬಲಿ/UP gangster Vikas Dubey killed in encounter
ಉತ್ತರಪ್ರದೇಶ: ಕಾನ್ಪುರ ದಲ್ಲಿ ನಟೋರಿಯಸ್ ರೌಡಿಶೀಟರ್ ವಿಕಾಸ್ ದುಬೆಯನ್ನು ಎನ್ ಕೌಂಟರ್ ಮೂಲಕ ಹತ್ಯೆಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ವರದಿ ತಿಳಿಸಿದೆ.
ಕಾನ್ಪುರ ಸಮೀಪ ವಿಕಾಸ್ ದುಬೆ ತಪ್ಪಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಯತ್ನಿಸಿದಾಗ ಉತ್ತರಪ್ರದೇಶ ವಿಶೇಷ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಪಡೆ (ಎಸ್ ಟಿಎಫ್) ಈ ರೌಡಿಶೀಟರ್ ಅನ್ನು ಎನ್ ಕೌಂಟರ್ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿದುಬಂದಿದೆ.
ಗುರುವಾರ ಮಧ್ಯಪ್ರದೇಶದ ಉಜ್ಜಯಿನಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂಧಿಸಲ್ಪಟ್ಟ ವಿಕಾಸ್ ದುಬೆಯನ್ನ ಇಂದು ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ ಕಾನ್ಪುರಕ್ಕೆ ಕರೆತರಲಾಗುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ಆದರೇ ಉತ್ತರ ಪ್ರದೇಶದ ಎಸ್ ಟಿಎಫ್ ಪಡೆ ಕಾನ್ಪುರ ತಲುಪುತ್ತಿದ್ದಂತೆ, ಎಸ್ ಟಿಎಫ್ ಪಡೆಯ ವಾಹನವೊಂದು ಅಪಘಾತಕ್ಕೀಡಾಗಿ ಪಲ್ಟಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಈ ವೇಳೆ ವಿಕಾಸ್ ದುಬೆ ತಪ್ಪಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸಿದ್ದಾನೆ. ಇದರ ಪರಿಣಾಮವಾಗಿ ಎನ್ ಕೌಂಟರ್ ಆರಂಭಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ.
ಈ ಘಟನೆ ಕಾನ್ಪುರದ ಸಚೆಂಡಿ ಗಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದಿದ್ದು. ಇಬ್ಬರು ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಕಾನ್ಸ್ಟೆಬಲ್ ಗಳೂ ಗಾಯಗೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎಂದು ವರದಿಯಾಗಿದೆ.
ಮಾಧ್ಯಮ ಮೂಲಗಳ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ವಿಕಾಸ್ ದುಬೆ ಈಗಾಗಲೇ ಸಾವನ್ನಪ್ಪಿದ್ದು, ಶವವನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಳದಿಂದ ಲಾಲಾ ಲಜಪತ್ ರಾಯ್ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆ ಅಥವಾ ಹ್ಯಾಲೆಟ್ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗೆ ಕೊಂಡೊಯ್ಯಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿದುಬಂದಿದೆ.
ಕಾನ್ಪುರ ಸಮೀಪ ಬಿಕ್ರು ಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಮಾರು 60 ಅಪರಾಧ ಪ್ರಕರಣಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬೇಕಾಗಿದ್ದ ವಿಕಾಸ್ ದುಬೆ ಅಡಗಿಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಖಚಿತ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಪಡೆದು ಪೊಲೀಸರು ಆತನ ಬಂಧನಕ್ಕೆ ಬಲೆ ಬೀಸಿದ್ದರು. ಆದರೇ ಅಂದು ವಿಕಾಸ್ ದುಬೆಯ ಸಹಚರರು ಅಡಗುತಾಣದ ರೂಫ್ ಟಾಪ್ ನಿಂದ ಗುಂಡಿನ ದಾಳಿ ನಡೆಸಿ ಡಿಎಸ್ ಪಿ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ 8 ಪೊಲೀಸರನ್ನು ಹತ್ಯೆ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದರು.
ಘಟನೆಯ ನಂತರ ವಿಕಾಸ್ ದುಬೆ ಪರಾರಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದ. ಪ್ರಕರಣ ಕೈಗೆತ್ತಿಕೊಂಡ ಉತ್ತರ ಪ್ರದೇಶ ವಿಶೇಷ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಪಡೆ ವಿಕಾಸ್ ದುಬೆಯ ಐವರು ಸಹಚರರನ್ನು ಎನ್ ಕೌಂಟರ್ ಮಾಡಿತ್ತು, ಗುರುವಾರ (9-7-2020) ರಂದು ವಿಕಾಸ್ ದುಬೆ ಉಜ್ಜೈನಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂಧಿತನಾಗಿದ್ದು. ಇಂದು ಎನ್ ಕೌಂಟರ್ ಮೂಲಕ ಆತನನ್ನು ಹೊಡೆದುರುಳಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ.
Gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead Friday by police, who claim he was trying to flee after the car carrying him from Ujjain overturned on the outskirts of the city.
The SUV met with an accident at Bhaunti in Kanpur district, toppling on an isolated stretch of the road which was slippery after the rains, police claimed. The car was part of a small convoy of police vehicles.
Police said the gangster snatched a pistol from one of the policemen injured in the accident and was shot when he opened fire while trying to flee, an account being questioned by opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh.
Six policemen, including two from the Special task Force, were hurt in the accident and the exchange of fire around 6 am, an official said.
Dubey was the sixth man to die in a police encounter after the ambush he allegedly masterminded in Kanpur’s Bikru village past midnight on July 2, killing eight policemen who had come to arrest him.
Madhya Pradesh police arrested Vikas Dubey outside the Mahakal temple in Ujjain on Thursday morning. He was handed over to an
Uttar Pradesh police late in the evening.
Kanpur Range Inspector General Mohit Agarwal said Dubey tried to flee from the car with an injured policeman’s pistol.
He was chased and surrounded by policemen and was asked to surrender. When he started firing with an “intention to kill”, policemen opened fire in self-defence, Kanpur police said.
A press release said he was immediately taken to a hospital, where he died during treatment.
Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi Medical College principal Dr R B Kamal said Dubey was brought dead to hospital. “Dubey sustained four bullet injuries, three in the chest and one in the hand,” he told reporters.
Two policemen also suffered wounds, with the bullets apparently grazing the arm of one of them and the hand of the other.
Dubey’s post-mortem will be conducted by a panel of doctors, Kamal said.
He had tested negative for coronavirus, the doctor said.
Hours before the encounter, an advocate had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Uttar Pradesh government and police to ensure that he is not killed.
Uttar Pradesh’s Inspector General (Civil Defence) Amitabh Thakur had also tweeted about the possibility.
Opposition parties targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh after the encounter.
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the encounter as well as the ambush in which
eight policemen died last week.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said the criminal is now gone and asked what about those who had “protected” him.
A day earlier, she had demanded a CBI probe to ascertain the facts about the “grant of protection” to Dubey.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav raised questions on the gangster’s killing, saying it was not just the car that had toppled but the encounter had saved the state government from toppling, had facts come to light.
Eight policemen, including Deputy Superintendent of Police Devendra Mishra, had died in a hail of bullets from the rooftops in Dubey’s Bikru village in Chaubeypur area of Kanpur on July 3.
Police suspect that Dubey, who faced about 60 criminal cases over the past several years, was tipped off by someone from Chaubeypur station that a team was heading out to arrest him.
Dubey was also alleged to have links with politicians.
Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said of the 21 people named in the FIR registered after the Bikru ambush, six are now dead and three arrested.
Seven others were also arrested in connection with the same crime. Twelve people, carrying rewards for their arrest, are absconding, he said.
On the day the Bikru ambush took place, two of Dubey’s alleged accomplices, Prem Prakash Pandey and Atul Dubey, were killed in an encounter with police in Kanpur district.
On July 8, police killed another aide, Amar Dubey, in Maudaha village in Hamirpur district.
Two more alleged accomplices were killed in Kanpur and Etawah districts on Thursday. One of them, Prabhat, died in circumstances similar to Dubey’s killing, according to the police versions