NEW DELHI: In a rare admission about the judiciary’s failure to keep dreaded criminals and gangsters confined to jails, Chief Justice S A Bobde on Monday conceded that grant of
by a court of law to gangster
despite 65 FIRs pending against him reflected institutional failure.
This admission from the CJI-led three-judge bench came after solicitor general Tushar Mehta said Dubey was on parole when he rallied 80-90 criminals to attack a police raid party at his village
on July 3, killing eight policemen using sophisticated weapons. Mehta said the attackers mutilated the bodies of the dead policemen. “They did not get time as the rescue team arrived at the spot quickly. Otherwise, they had made preparations to burn the bodies of the policemen using petrol,” he added.
said, “Solicitor general, we are appalled by the fact that such a person was released on parole. This is a failure of the system. As an institution, we failed to keep him behind bars. We want all the records relating to his release on parole. We want all the orders (passed by the trial courts) in this regard.”
While ensuring that the Dubey encounter killing will be inquired into by a three-member committee headed by a retired SC judge and comprising retired HC judge S K Agarwal and an ex-DGP rank officer, the CJI sent a clear signal that the bench headed by him will examine whether the trial court weighed t