Vikash Dubey’s Aides Held In Thane
In a major swoop, the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the Maharashtra Police has arrested two aides of notorious gangster Vikas Dubey, who was killed in an encounter with Uttar Pradesh Police.
They were identified as Arvind Trivedi alias Guddan (46) and his driver Sonu Tiwari alias Sonu (30). They were arrested in an operation carried out by inspector Daya Nayak, who is attached to Juhu unit of ATS.
Guddan was wanted by the UP Police in connection with the 2001 murder of minister Santosh Shukla in a police station. They were picked up from the Kolshet Road area of neighbouring Thane district when they were scouting a place to hide. Both, Guddan and Sonu, were absconding from July 2 to 3, after the encounter in Bokru village in Kanpur, in which eight police personnel were killed.
On the other hand, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has launched a probe into the alleged properties of Dubey.
According to police sources, the ED has sought details of properties of the slain gangster and also those in the name of his family members and associates. The police officials in Kanpur said that Dubey had amassed huge wealth in the past over three decades through his criminal activities and had also made investments in the real estate.
Sources said that the gangster had toured around a dozen foreign countries in the past few years and might also have purchased flats and apartments in some nations.
Meanwhile, a team of the special task force (STF) of the state police would be visiting Ujjain from where Dubey was ‘arrested’ on Thursday.
Police sources here said on Saturday that the STF would be quizzing the liquor trader in Ujjain, who had allegedly provided shelter to Dubey during his stay there.
Plea in Supreme Court
Fresh pleas have been filed in the Supreme Court for a CBI, or NIA or court-monitored investigation to ascertain the role of police-criminal-politicians nexus into killings of eight policemen on July 2 and all other deaths including that of Dubey and his gang members till July 10.
Meanwhile, a Mumbai advocate Atal Bihari Dubey wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of India to take Suo Motu cognisance of the matter to order an inquiry into the entire episode.