Kanpur ambush: Two cops held for ‘tipping off’ gangster Vikas Dubey about police action

Kanpur ambush: Two cops held for ‘tipping off’ gangster Vikas Dubey about police action

KANPUR: Suspended Chaubeypur station officer Vinay Tiwari and another policeman were arrested on Wednesday on charges of leaking information about police action to gangster

Vikas Dubey

prior to last week’s encounter in Kanpur, in which eight policemen were killed.

Tiwari and beat in-charge of Bikru KK Sharma, who were suspended soon after the encounter, have also been arrested on charges of fleeing the encounter site and putting the lives of other policemen in danger, Senior Superintendent of Police (Kanpur) Dinesh Kumar Prabhu said.

Both the suspended sub-inspectors were detained for questioning and later arrested, he said.

A separate FIR has been registered at the Chaubeypur police station against Tiwari and Sharma for allegedly fleeing the encounter site, a police spokesperson said.

Both the SIs allegedly tipped off Dubey, a dreaded gangster, about the impending police raid, he added.

Tiwari is said to have been grilled by sleuths from the

Uttar Pradesh

Special Task Force (STF).

3 alleged accomplices of gangster Vikas Dubey held in FaridabadEarlier, the Haryana police arrested three alleged accomplices of Dubey in a raid at a house in Faridabad after a tip-off that the gangster was holed up there, officials said on Wednesday.

CCTV footage of a person resembling the gangster trying to book a room at a hotel in Faridabad on Tuesday night went viral. However, the man managed to flee before the police reached there.

According to an FIR lodged in Faridabad, on a tip off that Vikas Dubey and Kartikey were hiding in a house in New Indira Nagar complex in Haripur of Kheri Pul area, a team of Faridabad Crime Branch surrounded a house on Tuesday midnight.

When the police team asked the residents of the house to open the door, one person ran towards the roof and opened fire while two in the house tried to

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