The Supreme Court on Monday ruled out sparing a sitting top court judge to be part of gangster Vikas Dubey’s encounter probe committee, advising the state of Uttar Pradesh to employ the services of an ex-judge of the very court and a retired police officer for it.
“We cannot spare a sitting top court judge to become part of the inquiry committee,” said the apex court.
The court also said that the retired SC judge should be from the state as other judges are unwilling to go to Allahabad due to the Covid situation.
Appearing for the UP police, senior advocate Harish Salve agreed to bring notification of persons to be included. The Court will consider and approve the same on Wednesday.
The court also reminded the state that it is duty bound to uphold rule of law.
Commenting on the lapses in the system, the court observed: “We are appalled at the fact that such a person [Vikas Dubey] was released on bail. As an institution we have failed to keep a person behind ba