On Friday, the Allahabad High Court denied bail to the wife of Amar Dubey, who was a close associate of Vikas Dubey, a gangster who was the mastermind behind the killings of eight police officers in the Bikru encounter last year.
She allegedly instigated Dubey’s men to kill police officers, and it was alleged she was on the roof of the adjoining Vikas Dubey’s house and witnessed the entire brutal assault.
It is further alleged that she called out locations of police officers who had concealed themselves to save their lives and instigated Dubey’s men to kill the policemen as the attack was taking place.
Hon’ble Justice JJ Munir denied bail to the accused and remarked that prima facie, it was apparent that the woman was an active player and had participated in the attack. Therefore she was not entitled to bail.
After analyzing the circumstances of the case, the Bench observed that the alleged crime in which the accused is said to be involved was not of the ordinary kind.
Case before the Court:-
The revision was filed against a POCSO Court judgement dated 24.11.2020, wherein the Court dismissed the accused’s criminal appeal. The accused was booked under relevant sections of IPC, Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1961 and under the Explosive Substances Act.
The accused applied for bail before the Juvenile Justice Board, and she was found to be 16 years and ten months old. However, her bail application was rejected.
Police had gone to arrest Vikas Dubey, but he somehow got the information and ambushed the policemen. It is alleged that various family members of Dubey also joined the attack. While men attacked police directly, the family’s women instigated the men, and the accused was part of it.