Vikas Dubey Case Calls For Quick Police Reforms For Betterment Of Democracy
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Policemen in our country perform their duty from time to time to receive heroism, but like the incident that happened in Kanpur, we have generally heard from Kashmir, Northeast, or Naxalite affected areas. Vikas Dubey case raises many questions violently.
The incident of the sacrifice of eight police personnel in Kanpur is going to shock the whole country. Kanpur is the largest city in Uttar Pradesh and there are neither forests nor terrorist penetration.
The execution of such an incident by a notorious criminal is a big challenge for the peace system of the state. The first question that arises regarding this horrific incident is how did this incident happen? There was complete information about where the accused Vikas Dubey is.
Police from three police stations go to apprehend him, but have to give him up. Unfortunately, the police team did not go with the preparations. Many policemen had no weapons. Neither did anyone have a bulletproof jacket nor was anyone wearing a helmet. Disregarding all the rules of field craft and strategy were punished.
The other strange thing is that the police notification mechanism was almost zero, while Vikas Dubey was fully aware of the activities of the police. It is clear that someone made an informant for Vikas Dubey. It appears that a policeman had warned him.
It becomes more shame. This leads to the proverbial saying of piercing the house of Lanka. The police force had to bear the brunt of their inadvertence and preparedness.
The Kanpur incident also needs to be seen in more depth. Unfortunately not only Uttar Pradesh, but across the country, there is a serious problem of nexus between the leaders, the government machinery, and the criminals. Everyone is aware of this problem, but no serious efforts are being made to attack it.
The result is that the infiltration of people of criminal backgrounds into legislatures and Parliament is increasing. According to the report of the Association for Democratic Reformers (ADR), after the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections held in 2017, there were some cases against 143 MLAs i.e. 36 percent of the total MLAs.
Of these 107 or 26 percent were those against whom serious crimes like murder were registered. After all, when such a large number of people of criminal background will be in our assembly, then which Ram Rajya can be expected from them?
They will not only get to interact with criminals, but they will also have a great hand over them. In such a situation, it is not surprising to have an event like Kanpur. If you add Acacia seed, then there will be thorns in it, mango will not be eaten.
It is said that Vikas Dubey continued to receive the patronage of big political parties of the state at different times. Of course, it is the responsibility of the leaders, the public will also have to see their face in the mirror. After all, these people are elected by their votes and they beautify the assembly and Lok Sabha in the state and center. The problem of illegitimate Ashala in our country is also very serious.
According to one figure, India has a total of more than 70 million weapons and this number is considered second in the world after America. It has only one crore weapons licenses. The remaining six crores are illegal. These illegal weapons will be well-stocked in Uttar Pradesh. Such information is coming out that the goons of Vikas Dubey had sophisticated weapons in Kanpur's encounter.
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After all, where did these weapons come from him and how was the police not aware of this and why did the police not take action? Vikas's gang also snatched an AK-47 rifle, an INSOS rifle, and two pistols from the police, according to the newspapers. It is not a matter of pride for the police.
The time has come for us to have a fresh look at our criminal justice system as well. The truth is that effective action is not taken against the criminals.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau data, in 2018, a total of 4,14,112 persons were arrested in Uttar Pradesh in various offenses under the Indian Penal Code. Of these only 1,44,274 persons could be punished. That means only 34 percent could be punished.
The length of the lawsuits in the courts is also extremely lamentable. A total of 10,27,583 litigations were held in various courts in Uttar Pradesh in 2018. Only 65,130 were convicted and the percentage of pending cases at the end of the year was 90.8.
It means to say that the disposal of cases takes a lot of time and the culprits are rarely punished. If Vikas Dubey is seen, he was roaming outside despite indulging in 60 criminal incidents. He could not be punished even after killing a minister. What kind of judicial system is this?
After considering the overall situation, it seems that our society, our judicial system, our civil and police service, and politics have all become termites. Society advances criminals on caste sentiments.
The judicial system punishes the common man, but the one who is politically or economically effective remains ineffective against them.
Commitment to the law in the country's prestigious civil services and police is declining. Most of the officers are engaged in fulfilling their interests. The level of politics is falling further. People are beginning to understand their pride in talking about treason. Leaders of criminal instincts continue to hollow out the roots of democracy.