HC ex-judge to probe Vikas Dubey ‘encounter’

HC ex-judge to probe Vikas Dubey ‘encounter’

LUCKNOW: A day after setting up an SIT to probe

slain gangster Vikas Dubey

’s alleged nexus with




, the UP


on Sunday instituted a judicial inquiry by a retired high court judge into the July 10 “encounter” in which he was killed while being brought to Kanpur from Ujjain in a police convoy.

The inquiry commission of former Justice Shashi Kant Agarwal will also probe all aspects of the ambush by Dubey’s gang in which eight police personnel, including a DSP, were killed in

Bikru village

near Kanpur on July 3. The commission will submit its report to the government within two months.

To be based in Kanpur, the Agarwal commission will look into all encounters between the police and members of Dubey’s gang between July 3 and July 10, a government spokesperson said.

The commission’s brief is to unearth how Dubey and his associates allegedly formed a nexus with police personnel and officials in other departments.

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