Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey shot dead in encounter

Reports said gangster was shot in retaliatory firing by police when he tried to attack them and escape

Dubey was on the run since last Friday when eight personnel in a team of policemen were ambushed and killed by his men, when they had gone to arrest him from his house in Bikru village of Chaubeypur area of Kanpur. Photo: PTI

Notorious Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey, involved in the killing of eight policemen in an ambush on July 3, was shot dead on Friday (July 10) morning in an ‘encounter’ after he tried to escape from police custody while being taken from Madhya Pradesh to Uttar Pradesh by the Special Task Force (STF).

Reports said the incident took place at 7 am, near Barra area, of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The vehicle in which Vikas was seated overturned after skidding on the road due to heavy rain when the police convoy reached the Barra police circle. Vikas and two other policemen were injured in the accident.

But when he was taken out of the vehicle, Vikas snatched a rifle from an STF personnel and tried to open fire, said a Times of India report quoting sources. Vikas was injured in the retaliatory firing.

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He was reportedly taken to Hallet Hospital for treatment but succumbed to his injuries.

The gangster, after a cat and mouse chase with the police, was caught by the STF in a temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain on Thursday (July 9). He was on the run since last Friday when eight personnel in a team of policemen were ambushed and killed by his men, when they had gone to arrest him from his house in Bikru village of Chaubeypur area of Kanpur.

He had driven from his village to Faridabad in Haryana and then gone to Kota in Rajasthan before reaching Madhya Pradesh, where he was finally caught.

On Thursday, two of Vikas’ close accomplices were shot dead by police in separate encounters.

Reports said a few policemen were also injured in the encounter.

 

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