New Delhi: On Monday, the Supreme Court said it is “appalled” how gangster Vikas Dubey was out on bail despite having 63 criminal cases against him, stating that it is “failure of the system” that Dubey was out.
As the Uttar Pradesh government agreed to include a former Supreme Court judge and a retired senior police officer for the judicial inquiry, a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde asked for all the admissible records on this prospect.
“We are appalled that such a person with so many cases was released on bail and he eventually did this (killed eight policemen). This shows the failure of the system. Give us an accurate report of all the orders passed in his case,” the bench told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who represented the Uttar Pradesh government.
The bench remarked that “it is not only one incident that is at stake but what is at stake is the whole system.”
“As a state, you must maintain the rule of law. And the rule of law requires arrest, trial and conviction. We can understand that here you say that the accused challenged the authority of the police but as a state, there has to be a rule of law,” said Justice Bobde.