As the news of Gangster Vikas Dubey being arrested from Ujjain temple broke. Twitter was abuzz with one question. Whether Vikas Dubey has surrendered or whether he has been arrested? There was a very strong wave of speculation that Vikas Dubey has surrendered & the way the entire event of his arrest unfolded the Twitterati by the end of the day had a very strong opinion that Gangster Vikas Dubey has surrendered & congratulatory tweets to Madhya Pradesh police for arresting Vikas Dubey became a matter of intense social media scrutiny & laughing stock on Twitter.
As the abuzz of various questions in regards to so-called Arrest of Vikas Dubey by Madhya Pradesh Police grew louder, one of the prominent Hindi news channel “News24” conducted an online twitter poll asking people whether vikas dubey has surrendered or he has been arrested by police.
As the abuzz of various questions in regards to the so-called Arrest of Vikas Dubey by Madhya Pradesh Police grew louder, one of the prominent Hindi news channels “News24” conducted an online twitter poll asking people whether Vikas Dubey has surrendered or he has been arrested by police.
The results of this poll were astounding. More than 79% of the participants believed that Vikas Dubey has surrendered and has not been arrested as claimed by Madhya Pradesh Police. This indicates that the majority of participants of this poll do not believe in the government-sponsored narrative of Madhya Pradesh Police successfully arresting Gangster Vikas Dubey.
Indian Police & Judiciary is marred by corruption, red-tapism & undue political interference. The arrest and subsequent encounter of Vikas Dubey has not only created a political slugfest but the credibility of Uttar Pradesh Police & the judiciary system has also been dented. Many people, intellectuals, Ex-IPS officers, army veterans & socio-political activists have raised strong concerns against such types of “quick justice” encounters. The main argument against such encounters is that real nexus of police, criminals & politicians will never be exposed, the main culprit will be scot-free as a result of which the evolution of Indian police as a professional, accountable & pro-public policing force will take a severe hit & it will create a huge trust deficit & fault lines between police and people and even between people & judiciary.