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Gangster Vikas Dubey killed in police encounter

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Gangster Vikas Dubey was killed on Friday morning after being critically injured in an alleged shootout with STF officials. He was shot when he reportedly tried to flee, following a road mishap in which the vehicle he was travelling in overturned.

Dubey was taken to the emergency ward of the Hallett Hospital in a blood-soaked condition.

SSP Kanpur Dinesh Kumar said that the doctors have confirmed the death of Vikas Dubey.

As media persons converged at the hospital, the gates were closed and STF officials refused to comment on the developments.

According to reports, as the convoy bringing Dubey from Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain reached Bhauti area under Barra police circle in Kanpur on Friday morning, the vehicle in which Vikas was seated, overturned after skidding on the road due to heavy rains.

Vikas, along with two other police personnel in the vehicle, was injured in the mishap.

As soon as Vikas was taken out of the vehicle, he allegedly snatched a pistol from the STF team and tried to fire at the police. He was fatally injured in retaliatory firing.

Vikas received a bullet injury on the chest which proved fatal.

Two STF personnel were also injured in the encounter.

STF officials admitted to the mishap but refused to say the extent of injuries suffered by the gangster.

None of the officials were willing to comment on the development.

Earlier, five members of the Vikas Dubey gang have been killed in police encounters over the past seven days.

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CBI court sends ex-Registrar to 2 yrs in jail in cheating case

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A Delhi court on Friday sentenced R.K. Srivastava, then Registrar of Co-operative Societies, and Padam Dutt Sharma, then Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies, to two years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) with a fine of Rs 35,000 each in a cheating case.

Besides the two former officials, the court also sentenced Subhash Chander and Mayank Goswami to four years’ RI with a fine of Rs 25,000 each, and Ashwani Sharma to four years’ RI with a fine of Rs 30,000.

The CBI had registered a case on the orders of the Delhi High Court in October 2006 against Chander and others on the allegation that he entered into criminal conspiracy with officials of the Co-operative Societies in New Delhi in the matter of revival of Shree Radhakrishna Co-op Group Housing Society Limited on the basis of false/forged/bogus documents.

During investigation it was revealed that Srivastava, a 1984 batch IAS officer, then posted as Registrar, RCS, in New Delhi, in connivance with Sharma and the other accused persons, including Chander, Goswami and Ashwani Sharma, had fraudulently revived the defunct Shree Radhakrishna Co-operative Group Housing Society Limited on the basis of false and fabricated documents.

The CBI filed a chargesheet against 12 accused in the court of the special judge for CBI cases.

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Farmer heading to Delhi for protest killed in accident

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A farmer, heading to Delhi from Punjab to join the protest against new farm laws, was killed and two others injured when their tractor-trolley was hit by a truck in Haryana’s Bhiwani on Friday, police said.

A case was registered against the truck driver.

A Haryana Police spokesperson said the incident occurred at 4 a.m. at a police barricade in Mundhal, killing Tanna Singh, a resident of Punjab’s Mansa, on the spot while two other people were injured.

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SC extends Arnab Goswami’s interim bail, says deprivation of liberty even for a single day is one day too many

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The Supreme Court on Friday said liberty across human eras is as tenuous as tenuous can be, as it extended the interim bail of Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami and two others till four weeks after the Bombay High Court decides their pleas for quashing of an FIR in the 2018 abetment to suicide case. The top court noted, “deprivation of liberty even for a single day is one day too many. We must always be mindful of the deeper systemic implications of our decisions.”

A bench comprising Justice D. Y. Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee said: “Liberty survives by the vigilance of her citizens, on the cacophony of the media and in the dusty corridors of courts alive to the rule of (and not by) law. Yet, much too often, liberty is a casualty when one of these components is found wanting.”

The bench noted that the specific case of Goswami is that he has been targeted because his opinions on his television channel are unpalatable to authority. The top court cited that there was a failure of the High Court to discharge its adjudicatory function at two levels – first in declining to evaluate prima facie at the interim stage in a petition for quashing the FIR as to whether an arguable case has been made out. Secondly, in declining interim bail, as a consequence of its failure to render a prima facie opinion on the first.

The top court asked courts across the country to zealously safeguard the liberty of citizens against selective harassment by the state governments, as consequence for those who suffer incarceration are serious. “Common citizens without the means or resources to move the High Courts or this Court languish as undertrials. Courts must be alive to the situation as it prevails on the ground – in the jails and police stations where human dignity has no protector”, the top court observed, as it gave out detailed reasoning of its November 11 order granting interim bail to Goswami and others.

The bench noted that the Bombay High Court, declining relief to him, abdicated its constitutional duty and function as a protector of liberty. “Courts must be alive to the need to safeguard the public interest in ensuring that the due enforcement of criminal law is not obstructed. The fair investigation of crime is an aid to it”, added the bench.

The bench noted that the doors of the apex court cannot be closed to a citizen who is able to establish prima facie that the instrumentality of the state is being weaponised for using the force of criminal law. “Our courts must ensure that they continue to remain the first line of defence against the deprivation of the liberty of citizens”, added the bench.

The top court also cited pendency of cases data from National Judicial Data Grid. In High Courts, 91,568 bail applications are pending and 1.96 Lakh bail applications are pending in district courts.

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