After nearly a week-long chase, gangster Vikas Dubey who was the mastermind behind Kanpur ambush which left eight policemen dead, has been arrested in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.
The chase involving police across three states came to an end after the main accused was nabbed in Ujjain at around the same when his two close aides Prabhat and Praveen were shot dead in two separate encounters. His closest aide, Amar Dubey was killed in another encounter yesterday.
Noida was on high alert after Vikas Dubey was last seen in a hotel near Delhi on Wednesday afternoon. His accomplices who were arrested from the hotel said that Dubey had fled the place only moments before the police arrived. The CCTV footage of his presence in the area was retrieved by the police.
Dubey is a history-sheeter charged in 60 criminal cases including kidnapping, extortion, rioting and criminal intimidation. Chaubeypur police inspector Vinay Tiwari was arrested on Wednesday for having links with the gangster and tipping him off about the police raid.
Eight policemen were ambushed in Bikru village in the Chaubeypur area of Kanpur, where they had gone to arrest Vikas Dubey and fell to bullets fired from rooftops last Friday. Dubey was on the run since the massacre and a bounty of ₹5 lakh was placed on him.