SIT Report Says 50 Cops Had Links With Gangster Vikas Dubey
Vikas Dubey was shot by the STF on 10 July 2020.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has reported that there was a possible nexus between the former gangster Vikas Dubey, some members of the police force and other government servants, Hindustan Times reported on Thursday, 5 November.
The SIT’s 3,200 page report reveals that 80 people have been accused of having close connection with Vikas Dubey so far, out of which 50 are police officers, India Today reported.
Further, the report also mentions that few policemen kept Dubey informed about the proceedings against him in police stations, and that he was informed of the raid beforehand.
This report comes to light after 8 policemen, including DSP Devendra Mishra, were ambushed and killed in Kanpur on 3 July 2020 while a raid at Dubey’s house was underway.
Uttar Pradesh home department officials have also said that the report was submitted to the state government on Wednesday, 4 November.
Latest information states that the accused are likely to be dismissed by the government.
What Dubey’s Phone Records Reveal
A senior official who was observing the investigation said that the report consisted of the ambush incident and its background, the negligence of the police force in cases involving Dubey in the past few years, and pointed towards a links between government servants, policemen and Dubey.
He further said “The SIT analysed Dubey’s cell phone records of the last 12 months to find out which policemen were in regular touch with him, and it has recommended action against them.”
Around 100 people were involved in the SIT investigation. These included people of Bikru village, policemen, many outside police officers and businessmen of Kanpur.
The SIT that consisted of three members was formed on 11 July and headed by senior IAS officer Sanjay Bhoosreddy. The other two members were additional director general of police Hari Ram Sharma and deputy inspector general of police J Ravinder Goud.
Vikas Dubey was gunned down by the Special Task Force (STF) on 10 July, 2020 while he was trying to escape police custody.
(With inputs from Hindustan Times and India Today)
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