Yogi Govt recommends ED probe for the illegal assets of killed gangster Vikas Dubey worth 147 rupees

Gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead in an encounter the day after his arrest in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

SIT, in its report submitted to the government last month, stated that the source of income for all criminals linked to Dubey and its financiers should be investigated.

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  • Last updated: December 15, 2020, 9:23 pm IST

Qazi Faraz Ahmad

The Uttar Pradesh government, led by Yogi Adityanath, has decided to recommend an Enforcement Directorate (ED) investigation into real estate and assets valued at Rs 147 billion of killed gangster Vikas Dubey.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by Adityanath shortly after the alleged encounter had recommended an investigation of Dubey’s properties to Dubey and accepted it by the Prime Minister.

The three-member SIT, led by additional secretary general Sanjay Bhoosreddy, said it needed an in-depth investigation by the ED into the illegally acquired rs 147 billion assets of the gangster, a government spokesman said.

The SIT also said in its investigation report submitted to the government earlier last month that the source of income for all criminals linked to Dubey and his financiers should be investigated.

On the night of July 2-3 of this year, Dubey and his aides fired bullets at the police team that had arrested Dubey in the Bikru village of Kanpur, resulting in the deaths of eight men in uniform.

It was found that Dubey previously had information about the raid from his sources in the police department. Dubey was killed days later in an encounter with STF on July 10 when he was being brought from Ujjain to Kanpur.