Vikas Dubey 'silenced' via 'staged encounter': Who said what?

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Vikas Dubey 'silenced' via 'staged encounter': Who said what?
Vikas Dubey 'silenced' via 'staged encounter': Who said what?

New Delhi : Gangster Vikas Dubey's encounter in Kanpur has triggered sharp reactions from the opposition parties, including Akhilesh Yadav, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Mayawati.

The leaders have alleged that Vikas Dubey, who was arrested less-than 24 hours before from Mahakal Temple in Madhya Pradesh, has been 'silenced' to shield the people who used to protect him.

Here are the reactions from opposition party leaders on Vikas Dubey Encounter:

“It isn’t the car that had overturned; the government saved itself from overturning by preventing the secrets coming out,” Akhilesh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party’s (SP) national president, tweeted in Hindi.

Gandhi raised his suspicion in a succinct tweet in Hindi, without specifically mentioning the encounter which resulted in the gangster’s killing, and said that silence is better than many answers as it honours many questions that could have been raised.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also posted a tweet on the same lines. “Fine, the criminal’s dead; but what about those who protected him and his crime?” Priyanka Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.

Mayawati, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief, in a set of two tweets in Hindi, demanded a probe into the series of incidents since the policemen were killed in Dubey’s Bikru village.

“A probe under the Supreme Court should be done into the killing of the policemen and then overturning of the car in which the UP police was bringing the heinous criminal Vikas Dubey while they were in transit from MP to UP and Dubey’s killing by the police,” she said.

“A high-level probe is also necessary for true justice to the families of those policemen whom who were killed. And also to identify the nexus of police and criminal politics and strongest of punishment to those involved. Only by taking such steps UP could be made crime-free,” the BSP leader added.

“Dead men tell no tales,” former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said in a tweet after news of the encounter emerged.

Senior Congress leader Jitin Prasada said, "With the end of Vikas Dubey in police custody the government has ensured that the trail which would have exposed his nexus with the people in positions of power who allowed criminals like him to flourish, has ended too."