Vikas Dubey encounter highlights all that is wrong with politics and the criminal justice system in country. Vikas was a gangster who only last week killed eight policemen. He deserved the highest punishment. But, his links with politicians, business and police also needed to be exposed. That sadly will not happen now. By eliminating him in highly suspicious circumstances that prime facie smack of a fake encounter, the UP Police and its political leaders have exposed themselves to the charge that they didn’t want Vikas’s connections to be barred.