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Cop suspended for links to Vikas Dubey moves SC, seeks SIT into failed raid

A UP Police Special Task Force had arrested Sharma on July 8 on charges that he tipped off Dubey and gang about an impending police raid in Kanpur on July 2 and fled from scene as soon as the shootout started.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 13, 2020 2:39:23 am
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An Uttar Pradesh policeman who was suspended and arrested for alleged links to slain gangster Vikas Dubey has approached the Supreme Court, seeking an SIT into the killing of eight police personnel by Dubey and his gang after a failed police raid on July 2.

Uttar Pradesh Police Sub-Inspector K K Sharma and his wife, who moved the top court on Sunday, said “after seeing the incidents of encounters of the alleged accused persons in the present FIR”, they were “of the confirmed opinion and has full apprehension that” even Sharma “may be eliminated by adopting illegal and unconstitutional means”.

“The incidents of encounters of the alleged accused persons in the present FIR fully proves the facts that the Respondents have no faith in the courts of law and the law of the land and are giving final verdict of punishment by adopting illegal and unconstitutional manners,” the plea said.

A UP Police Special Task Force had arrested Sharma on July 8 on charges that he tipped off Dubey and gang about an impending police raid in Kanpur on July 2 and fled from scene as soon as the shootout started.

The petition said he “was directed by his in-charge namely Vinay Tiwari to remain at the police station”.

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