Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut said on Friday that there was no need to shed tears over the murder of gangster Vikas Dubey during a meeting and wondered why the police action was questioning.
As of Friday morning, Dubey was shot dead by Uttar Pradesh police on the outskirts of the city of Kanpur. Police said he was trying to flee after the car transporting him from Ujjain to Madhya Pradesh was overturned in Bhaunti in Kanpur district.
Speaking to PTI, Mr. Raut said: “Dubey killed eight police officers. The attack on the uniform means that there is no law and order. It is necessary that strict police measures be taken in Maharashtra or Uttar Pradesh. “
“There is no need to shed tears over Dubey’s murder during a meeting. Why is the police action called into question?” asked the MP for Rajya Sabha.
Madhya Pradesh police arrested Vikas Dubey outside Mahakal Temple in Ujjain on Thursday morning, and he was turned over to Uttar Pradesh police late in the evening.
UP police said the car carrying it had overturned and the gangster had snatched a pistol from one of the officers, but was shot when he opened fire while he was trying to to run away.
Opposition parties, however, targeted the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh during the meeting.
Party leader Bahujan Samaj Mayawati demanded a Supreme Court investigation into the meeting and the ambush in which eight police officers died last week.
Congress secretary general Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said the criminal was now gone and asked what happened to those who “protected” him.