A huge political slugfest emerged over the death of gangster Vikas Dubey, who was killed in a police encounter today morning. The news of Vikas Dubey’s death sparked sharp attacks from almost all opposition parties. Opposition leaders united to slam the UP Government and CM Yogi Adityanath, questioning the authenticity of the encounter.

Samajwadi Party President, and former state CM, Akhilesh Yadav criticized the government, claiming that the encounter had saved the government from being overturned by ensuring that the secrets Dubey knows were buried with him.

BSP supremo Mayawati demanded an SC monitored probe into the encounter.

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AICC secretary in-charge Priyanka Gandhi also took a sharp dig at the Yogi government. Slamming the Yogi Govt she said that ‘While the gangster is dead, what about those who provide him political patronage?’.

Digvijay Singh, Congress leader, and Rajya Sabha MP, the same state from where Dubey was arrested on Thursday, slammed the UP government and said that the truth about Vikas Dubey’s connections with politicians, the police, and other government officials will now never be exposed.

The Congress also demanded an investigation in the whole Kanpur incident. While TMC leader and MP Mahua Moitra said that in ‘Yogiji’s encounter raj, the only thing that is killed is justice, Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah jabbed the Yogi Govt online and tweeted that dead men tell no tales.

Vikas Dubey was killed a week after he shot dead eight U.P Policemen in Kanpur. Dubey was killed early today when he was being taken by police from Ujjain to Kanpur. Five members of Vikas Dubey’s gang were already killed in separate encounters. The spate of these encounters and the manner in which they were conducted have left a lot of unanswered questions. Though, the UP police claim that the encounter took place after a road accident while Dubey was being taken to Kanpur.

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