Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami has become the punching bag on social media for his prime time debate on gangster Vikas Dubey.
The night before Dubey was killed in an encounter, Arnab held a panel discussion on his channel, slamming those who predicted the same. Watch the video below.
Mocking Arnab, one Twitter user wrote, “His bosses obviously don’t consider him important enough to keep him in the loop.”
Meanwhile another commented, “The times are so concerning so much so that i end up watching 'Just for laugh gags ' in them.”
Actor-comedian Vir Das shared the video and wrote, “The suddenness of the irony.”
Actress Shruti Seth wrote, “Oh no! He’s not going to take this well”
“Waiting for tonight when he blames the encounter on the same forces predicting the encounter,” added Mukta Arts MD Rahul Puri.
Gangster Vikas Dubey was killed on Friday morning after being critically injured in an alleged shootout with STF officials. He was shot when he reportedly tried to flee, following a road accident in which the vehicle he was travelling in overturned.
Dubey was taken to the emergency ward of the Hallett Hospital in blood-soaked condition.
SSP Kanpur Dinesh Kumar said that the doctors have confirmed the death of Vikas Dubey.
As media persons converged at the hospital, the gates were closed and STF officials refused to comment on the developments.
According to reports, as the convoy bringing Dubey from Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain reached Bhauti area under Barra police circle in Kanpur on Friday morning, the vehicle in which Vikas was seated, overturned after skidding on the road due to heavy rain.
Vikas, along with two other police personnel in the vehicle, was injured in the accident.
As soon as Vikas was taken out of the vehicle, he allegedly snatched a pistol from the STF team and tried to fire at the police. He was fatally injured in retaliatory firing.
Vikas received a bullet injury on the chest which proved fatal.
Two STF personnel were also injured in the encounter.
STF officials admitted to the incident but refused to reveal the extent of injuries suffered by the gangster.
None of the officials were willing to comment on the development.
Five members of the Vikas Dubey gang have been killed in police encounters over the past seven days.