A Mumbai based lawyer had moved the Supreme Court seeking urgent listing of his plea which sought for protection for gangster Vikas Dubey who was caught in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh on July 9.

Petition filed by Ghanshyam Upadhyay urged for the listing of his plea on Friday, July 10, stating that after Dubey’s aides were killing in “fake encounter” by the Uttar Pradesh Police, Dubey too is likely to face the same fate now that he is in Police custody.

The petition says that killing of an accused in police custody is in violation of rule of law, regardless of how heinous the crime committed by the accused is. This is also a serious violation of human rights and “nothing short of Talibanisation of the country”.