The Uttar Pradesh Police have intensified efforts to nab gangster Vikas Dubey, who is on the run since the killing of eight policemen in Bikru village near Kanpur.
Dubey’s men attacked the team of policeofficials last Thursday as they came to the village to arrest the gangster in connection with a complaint against him.
The police have gunned down two more close aides of Dubey – Prabhat Mishra and Praveen Dubey.
Dubey was killed in Etawah when he was trying to escape after stealing a car.
Mishra, meanwhile, was being brought to Kanpur after hisarrest in Haryana’s Faridabad. He was gunned down when he tried to flee from the police custody.
“The police personnel were changing the tyre of escort vehicles as it got punctured near Panki on way to Kanpur. Mishra tried to escape and was shot down,” said ADG (Law and Order), Prashant Kumar.
Police recovered two 9 mm pistols looted from policemen with 44 live rounds from Mishra’s possession.
They were among the 15 men who attacked the team of policemen on the intervening night of July 2 and 3. Both Dubey and Mishra carried a cash reward of Rs 50,000 each.
With this, five criminals involved in the Kanpur shootout have now been killed. On Wednesday morning, a team of UP Police engaged Dubey’s accomplice, Amar Dubey, in a gunfight in Hamir