A CCTV footage recovered by police shows a man who resembles the gangster Vikas Dubey.
Faridabad/ New Delhi:
Notorious gangster Vikas Dubey, the principal accused in the cold-blooded ambush and murder of eight policemen last week in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur, was seen in a hotel in Haryana’s Faridabad on Tuesday, sources have said.
On Tuesday afternoon, one of the two men arrested during raids at a hotel in Faridabad – told police that Vikas Dubey had left the hotel before the cops reached, according to sources.
A CCTV footage recovered by police shows a man, wearing a mask, who resembles the gangster. Four pistols were recovered during the raid on Tuesday, officials said.
Twenty-five teams of the UP police are conducting raids to arrest Dubey, who has been missing since Friday’s massacre. The bounty on the wanted gangster was increased to Rs 2.5 lakh from one lakh on Monday.
Two cities in Haryana – Faridabad and Gurgaon – near Delhi are on a high alert and the Delhi Police has also been alerted amid speculations that the notorious criminal may surrender in the National Capital Region.
An aide of the UP gangster – Amar Dubey – was shot dead early Wednesday morning during an encounter by UP’s Special Task Force (STF) in Hamirpur district, about 150 km from state capital Lucknow.
On Friday, 50 policemen from three stations had gone to UP’s Bikru village in Kanpur, 140 km from state capital Lucknow, in search of Vikas Dubey, a politically-connected and wanted gangster charged in 60 criminal cases including murder, kidnapping, extortion and rioting.
A raid was planned at his village after he was accused in a fresh attempt to murder case.
A Deputy Superintendent of Police, Devendra Kumar Mishra, three sub-i