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Vikas Dubey encounter: Fresh plea in Supreme Court seeks removal of members of inquiry commission

Lawstreet Journal 1 Aug 2020 7:00pm

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On July 30, 2020, a plea in Vikas Dubey Encounter Case has been preferred by Advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay in the Apex Court seeking directions and issuance of contempt proceedings against state functionaries for allegedly suppressing true facts about the members of the commission in a way to scrap the inquiry commission constituted by the Supreme Court.

A fresh application alleging “fraud of high magnitude” practiced upon the Court to all stakeholders responsible for appointing Justice BS Chauhan, Shri Shashikant Aggarwal, Shri KL Gupta and Shri Ravindar Gaur on the judicial commission has been filed.

The plea was filed for seeking re-constitution of the inquiry commission set up to probe into the killing of gangster Vikas Dubey in police encounter by removing former apex court judge Justice BS Chauhan as the Chairman along with two other members.

Recent facts have come to Upadhyay which cast aspersions on the independence of the members so appointed and he tried to bring those to notice.

He alleged close connections of Justice BS Chauhan with the ruling BJP Government based on an article published in ‘The Wire’ titled ‘Family Ties of Former DGP, SC Judge Cast Conflict of Interest Shadow on Vikas Dubey Probe’ 

Upadhyay’s plea stated, “…two immediate/close relatives of Justice (Retd.) B.S.Chauhan viz. his brother and ‘samadhi’ being legislators with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which runs the government in Uttar Pradesh.” 

The petition puts forth that Shri KL Gupta is related to the IG of Kanpur Zone, Shri Mohit Agarwal, where the alleged encounter of Vikas Dubey took place.… Continue Reading...

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