‘The Car Didn’t Topple’, Says Akhilesh Yadav As He Questioned UP Govt Over Vikas Dubey Encounter

Akhilesh Yadav

As soon as the news of the killing of gangster Vikas Dubey was made public, there were many questions raised by the politicians on the credibility of the claims made by the Uttar Pradesh Police.

According to the police, Vikas Dubey was being taken in a car that overturned midway on a highway after which he tried to escape. He also snatched a gun apparently. In retaliation, the Uttar Pradesh police shot him. Reacting to this claim, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav tweeted,


“Actually, the car didn’t topple. The UP government has been saved from toppling by secrets that would have been revealed.”

Yesterday, when the news of his arrest came about, the Samajwadi Party leader had asked whether the arrest was in fact a surrender. He tweeted,

“There is news that the main accused in the Kanpur case is in police custody. If this is true, the government should clarify whether it was surrender or an arrest. Call records should be made public so that those who colluded with him are exposed.”

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi also tweeted and said,

“The criminal is dead. But what about crime and those who give protection to it?”

Vikas Dubey Encounter

The dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey who was arrested yesterday by the Uttar Pradesh police in connection with killing 8 policemen was killed in an encounter on Friday morning. The police said,


“Vikas Dubey attempted to flee by snatching pistol of the injured policemen after a car overturned. The police tried to make him surrender, during which he fired at the policemen. He was injured in retaliatory firing by police. He was later rushed to the hospital.”

Earlier yesterday, two gangsters who were working closely with Vikas Dubey were shot dead by the Uttar Pradesh police in two separate encounters. One of them was Prabhat Mishra who was also called Kartikeya was arrested by the Special Task Force. He was being brought to Kanpur. The Special Task Force official said,

“Our vehicle was in the Panki area in Kanpur when it developed a snag. As the vehicle was being repaired, Prabhat Mishra tried to snatch the pistol of an inspector and opened fire at the STF team. He was shot dead in retaliatory firing.”


Source: NDTV