Vikas Dubey case: Ex-CM Mayawati ask UP govt to take action on facts, 'not create scare amongst Brahmins'
Lucknow/UNI: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday said the Uttar Pradesh government should take action in the Vikas Dubey case on the basis of facts and not indulge in politics to create 'scare amongst the Brahmin community.'
In a series of tweets, she further said that the entire community of a person who commits crimes should not be given punishment for his action.
'The BSP believes that the entire community of a person who committed a crime should not be tortured and put in the dock as a punishment for his crime. That is why the atmosphere of fear and terror that has gripped the community of Kanpur police murder case accused Vikas Dubey with regard to the crime committed by him and his henchmen should be removed," she said in a tweet in Hindi.
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister further said that the state government should not take any action that would make the Brahmin community feel scared, terrorised and insecure.
"At the same time, it is better if the UP government takes action on the basis of facts to restore public confidence in this regard and does not indulge in politics under the garb of Vikas Dubey case. The government should not do any such work that would make the Brahmin community feel scared, terrorised and insecure," she said.
Earlier, Ms Mayawati demanded a Supreme Court inquiry into Dubey's 'encounter'.
'The overturning of the police vehicle and the subsequent death of gangster Vikas Dubey in the encounter following his attempt to escape from the UP police custody must be investigated under the supervision of the Supreme Court,' she tweeted on Friday soon after the don was killed in alleged `encounter’.
Besides, the BSP chief, some of Congress leaders like Jitin Prasada, Udit Raj had also tried to play 'Brahmin' card hoping that they could get support of the community in the elections ahead.
Mr Prasada ,who already formed 'Brahmin Chetna Praishad', took to Twitter to question the role of the Uttar Pradesh Police in the Vikas Dubey case and the series of encounters that took place after the killing of eight policemen.
Raising suspicion over the death of the aides of Dubey, Mr Prasada claimed that the Uttar Pradesh government was trying to 'cover-up' the Vikas Dubey case. He also alleged that the UP police had arrested the family members of Dubey's henchmen, including Khushi Dubey, who was allegedly married just nine days earlier to Amar Dubey.
Questioning the role of UP Police, the Congress leader also alleged that the action of police had resulted in Khushi Dubey becoming a widow. Further, he also stated that the encounter of Prabhat Mishra under arrest further proved that the government 'did not want anyone left alive' to tell the 'real' story.
'Khushi probably had no choice being married off to Amar and continues to suffer as a widow and facing police harassment. Get Vikas Dubey alive and expose the links and the rot in the system from top to bottom and justice prevails,' Jitin Prasada tweeted, just a day before Dubey was eliminated.
Linking the Vikas Dubey case to caste politics, Mr Prasada had claimed that atrocities on the Brahmin community had increased under the Yogi Adityanath government.
Udit Raj, former Bharatiya Janata Party MP who defected to Congress before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, also took to Twitter and questioned the encounter, politicising the incident and bringing in caste-based references to the act. “If Vikas Dubey had been a 'Thakur', would he have been meted out the same fate?' Mr Raj asked.