The wife and son of gangster Vikas Dubey were arrested by a team of the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (UP STF) on Thursday evening.
Richa Dubey, the wife of Vikas Dubey, and the couple’s elder son were arrested in Lucknow on the charge of harbouring the gangster and acting in connivance with him, a senior officer of the Lucknow police commissionerate said.
They were being taken to Kanpur, the officer added.
The gangster, wanted in the killing of eight policemen in Kanpur last week, was arrested earlier on Thursday morning in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain.
The policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police, 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.
Vikas Dubey was on run since then and was finally arrested earlier today outside a famous temple in the pilgrimage city of Ujjain, ending a six-day manhunt across three states.
Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra said that Dubey had arrived at the famous Mahakal temple in his car and was identified by a police constable, who alerted three others before he was questioned and arrested. He described Dubey’s arrest as a big achievement for Madhya Pradesh police.
Dubey was carrying a reward of R