Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday said there was no need to shed tears over the killing of gangster Vikas Dubey in an encounter as 7 country-made bombs have been recovered from ration shop owned by Vikas Dubey’s accomplice.
Dubey was shot dead by the Uttar Pradesh police on the outskirts of Kanpur city on Friday morning. The police claimed that he was trying to flee after the car carrying him from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh overturned at Bhaunti in Kanpur district.
Talking to PTI, Raut said, “Dubey had killed eight policemen. Attack on the uniform means there is no law and order. Taking strict action is the need of that state’s policies it in Maharashtra or Uttar Pradesh.” “There is no need to shed tears over the killing of Dubey in an encounter. Why is the police action being questioned?” the Rajya Sabha MP asked.
Madhya Pradesh police had arrested Vikas Dubey outside the Mahakal temple in Ujjain on Thursday morning and he was handed over to an Uttar Pradesh police late in the evening.
The UP police said that the car carrying him overturned and the gangster snatched a pistol from one of the policemen, but was shot dead when he opened fire while trying to flee.
Opposition parties, however, targeted the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over 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.
Kanpur Police said that seven country-made bombs were recovered from a ration shop here owned by an accomplice of Vikas Dubey, who was killed in an encounter with the police, on Friday.
A’ case is being registered in this regard. Dubey was arrested by the police in Ujjain on Thursday morning. He was on the run for the last several days and visited Ujjain to offer prayers at a temple, where he was identified by a security guard at the shrine.
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.