The Uttar Pradesh Government has constituted a Special Investigation Team, lead by Additional Chief Secretary Sanjay Bhoosreddy, to investigate the criminal activities carried out by gangster Vikas Dubey and the steps taken by the authorities to bring him to books in accordance with law.
The SIT, also comprised by Additional Director General of Police, Hariram Sharma and DIG Ravindra Gaur, has been asked to submit its report by July 31, on the following points:
The SIT has also been asked to probe why there was negligence in collecting information about availability of weapons with Dubey and his aides; at what level did this happen, why was there not enough information about it in the police station; and to mark the culprit, if any.
Over 60 criminal cases, including allegations of murder, were pending against Dubey, who was allegedly killed in a police encounter on Friday morning. The incident has given rise to a massive debate around police/ political involvement with the gangster and several representations have been placed before the Supreme Court as well as the Allahabad High Court seeking a judicial probe.