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New Delhi: The Vikas Dubey saga reached a violent climax after the wanted gangster from Uttar Pradesh was killed in an encounter Friday by Uttar Pradesh police. Theories, conspiracy theories and predictions crowded Twitter.

Several people who had predicted just such a fate for don Dubey didn’t shy away from reminding us of it – among them journalist Rajdeep Sardesai and advocate Prashant Bhushan.

Then, there’s retired IPS officer Dr N.C. Asthana who picks holes in the ‘outrageous’ police version of the encounter.

Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav overturns the police’s account of the killing.

The shocking sequence of events simply does not line up for Samajwadi Party spokesperson IP Singh, either.

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi’s pithy obituary on the death of the don.

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah perfectly captures the public sentiment with this old adage.

Congress leader from Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi has a what-next kind of question.

Political analyst Yashwant Deshmukh advises Mahindra to take the UP police to court—find out why.

Former diplomat and strategic affairs Expert K C Singh calls out the encounter for what he thinks it is — an execution.


Journalist Ashutosh rightly sees how filmy this entire incident has been.

Congress leader Karti Chidambaram offers an alternative ending in case this was a script…

If only UP Police expressed the same clarity of thought as Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav.

Meanwhile, the BJP has been mostly silent on the subject – but not Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga who wants the UP government to reward the state police. Could he be joking?

BJP’s spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia conveniently catches the wrong end of the stick.

Who polices the police? Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju makes an important point here.


And finally, this journalist reminds us that it wasn’t only a criminal who died on Friday

With inputs from Shubhangi Misra 

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