Cop suspended for alleged role in Vikas Dubey case, moves SC seeking protection

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Vikas Dubey
Vikas Dubey

New Delhi : A police officer, suspended and arrested for his alleged role in passing on information about a raid to nab Vikas Dubey, has moved to the Supreme Court seeking protection citing the series of encounters in which the gangster and his aides were killed.

The plea has been filed through his wife Vinita Sirohi, apprehended that her husband Krishn Kumar Sharma may be eliminated through illegal and unconstitutional means.

It may be mentioned here that sub-inspector Sharma, along with three others, was suspended on July 5 for his alleged involvement in passing on information to Dubey about police movement towards his house in Kanpur district to arrest him. 

Dubey was killed in an encounter on Friday after a police vehicle carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur allegedly met with an accident and he tried to escape from the spot in Bhauti area.

In his plea filed before the apex court, said he was arrested on the ground that he had informed the accused persons about the police raid at Bikru village.

Challenging the claim, Sharma, said he was directed by his in-charge Vinay Tiwari, Station Officer of the Chaubeypur police station, to remain at the police station. 

Sharma said Tiwari told him in the night that he was going in a team to arrest a criminal as per instructions to him on the phone, with further instructions to conduct a cross-checking at the GT crossing road.  

The petition has sought protection of Sharma’s life guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution besides transfer of the investigation to an independent investigative agency.