A Detailed History of All of His Crimes, Cases, and the Sentences He Got
Back in 2001, Vikas Dubey was a gangster and a most wanted criminal. The murder of a BJP leader also includes many of his crimes. He was found chasing Santosh Shukla who then had a minister of state rank in Uttar Pradesh, and was shot by Dubey inside Shivli police station in Kanpur Dehat in broad daylight.
Two cops were also killed in the attack on Shukla. In this case, Dubey was nominated in the First Interrogation Report. He surrendered after some six months, but four years later, he was acquitted in the murder case of Shukla due to lack of evidence. In this case, the witnesses changed their statements, as the gunner, and personal staff of the murdered man gave statements in Dubey’s favor.
In 1999, Dubey was also blamed for killing Jhunna Baba in his village and taking hold of all his land, and other properties. The next year, in 2000, he was alleged to the murder of a retired principal, who was also his teacher from the local Tara Chand Inter College. For this, he was sentenced to jail for some time.
The murder of Santosh Shukla brought Dubey a worth, and stature. It was the time when he started receiving political support. In 2002, he tried to kill his rival and Nagar Panchayat Adhyaksha Lallan Bajpai, but he was unsuccessful in this attempt. Consequently, Dubey was linked to the assassination of Dinesh Dubey, a cable operator. Dinesh was apparently killed over an argument of Rs 20,000 only.
Dubey was interviewed by a channel in 2006, where he claimed to be the Pradhan of Bikru village. After enjoying the as Pradhan for over ten years, he became a member of the Zilla Panchayat, while his younger brother was chosen unchallenged to the post of Gram Pradhan of the neighboring Bharti village.
At that time, his brother’s wife was a Zilla Panchayat member, and later his brother became the Pradhan of Bikru Village. Bikru is Dubey’s village near Kanpur. It is Bikru, where eight men were murdered from a police party that had gone to arrest him during the night of July 2-3. The search ended in failure, but the efforts ended in his arrest in Ujjain on Thursday.
Against Dubey, there are 62 criminal cases in UP
Against Dubey, there are 62 criminal cases in UP, including eight cases of murder and eight cases of attempt to murder. Police have entreated tough laws such as the National Security Act UP, Gangsters’ Act, and Gunda Act against him.
Except for one case, each in Saharanpur and Lucknow, all cases were reported in Kanpur and Kanpur Dehat districts. Dubey was engaged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act there in Saharanpur, and in Lucknow, he was lodged under the Arms Act. According to police, he had been acquitted in the Saharanpur case, while the Lucknow case still remains pending.
The first case that was lodged against Dubey, was of physical assault, reported at Shivli police station in Kanpur Dehat back in 1990. Two years later, he was nominated for the murder of a Dalit youth in the Shivli police station area. Unfortunately, he had been acquitted in both these cases, for just lack of evidence.
In 2002, UP Police filed a charge sheet in Santosh Shukla’s murder case against Dubey, and nominate eight accused, including Dubey and three policemen. According to a police officer, next year in 2003, all the accused were innocent by a local court for want of evidence,” in Allahabad High Court, an appeal was filed in 2005, and the directions have been issued to check the status of that case, Uttar Pradesh DGP H C Awasthi stated.
Dubey was accused to make the conspiracy to murder the retired school principal Siddheshwar Pandey in 2002. In this case, Dubey was named in the charge sheet with four other persons. According to an officer of Shivli police station “A local court in 2004 sentenced life imprisonment to all the accused of the murder case. One of them has been dead, and the others have been released on bail,”