Gangster ‘Pandit’ Vikas Dubey staged managed his arrest at a Mahakal Temple in Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh this morning. Perhaps, he had gone there to ‘wash his sins!’ But, he could not wash his sins, according to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. The gangster was able to criss-cross three states and the police were nowhere in the picture.
How did the Pandit manage to hoodwink at the check posts and borders? It is a subject of investigation. There was no sign of remorse on the face of the gangster who led a gang and allegedly killed 8 (eight) policemen and injured many others in firing from the rooftop of his house in Kanpur. Vikas Dubey is fondly called ‘Pandit ji’ by his gangsters and also some supporters on social media.
The criminal-police-politician nexus seems to be never-ending in Uttar Pradesh. According to sources, Richa Dubey, wife of the gangster Pandit Vikas Dubey got into action immediately after the shoot out to ensure that her husband would not be killed in an encounter. Richa Dubey has her moles in the police department and politicians of all hues are at her beck and call. Richa’s first mission is accomplished as her husband is not neutralized in an encounter.
She has played out on the sensibilities of a section of the Brahmin and the forward castes coming out strongly in support of Vikas Dubey on the social media. The contention of his supporters is that Vikas Dubey is being hounded for a long time due to his ‘caste.’ They allege that gangsters from other castes are not dealt with in an iron-fisted manner. Some of Dubey’s supporters who carry this line have been arrested. Many others are left untouched.
It is believed that Richa Dubey has sounded at least three major political parties in Uttar Pradesh and pointed out the surge of support from her caste for the gangster Vikas Dubey, who is trying to play out as a ‘victim’ of caste politics. She is allegedly luring the political parties to silently support her husband now to make sure that he survives the legal entangle to fight the next Lok Sabha elections in 2024. She has painted a picture of unprecedented ground support from ‘Pandit Ji’s’ supporters all across the state that can make the fortune of the supporting political party to gain upper-caste dominated Lok Sabha seats not only in Uttar Pradesh but also in Madhya Pradesh.
In 2017, Pandit Vikas Dubey had himself come out with some of the names of the politicians from different political parties who ‘help’ him in tackling police cases. It is significant to know that the gangster had a lot of clouts and saw to it that police officers of his caste and those favouring him were posted in his local police station and the adjoining police stations.
Some of his ‘caste colleagues in police’ colluding with the gangster are already suspended and some of them are also arrested. The higher-ups or the big fishes are not in the net yet but they are transferred only!
The ‘Thok Denge’ (Encounter) policy initiated by the Maha Yogi Shri Shri Adityanath ji Maharaj’s government in Uttar Pradesh seems to be applied selectively as some gangsters are neutralized and some others are not.
The gangster Pandit Vikas Dubey must be interrogated face to face with the politicians of different political parties and the policemen who helped him at different times. This will expose the criminal – police – politician nexus. Whether the 8 policemen killed by Vikas Dubey and his gang get justice or will it be an encore like when 30 people turned hostile eunuchs in the murder of a minister inside the police station?
Will 2024 see Vikas Dubey fighting polls after securing bail on health grounds? Will the Pandit sit next to the Sadhvi as an ‘honourable member’ in the august house and call Nathuram Godse a ‘patriot,’ for which he also will not be forgiven? Home portfolio cannot be ruled out for him as we have a precedent of a jailbird being the minister for jails.
Pandit Vikas Dubey’s life till now can be summed up in Donald Trump’s words:
I’ve been dealing with politicians all my life. All my life. And I’ve always gotten them to do what I need them to do.