Vikas Dubey Encounter LIVE Updates: Gangster Vikas Dubey, wanted for the killing of 8 policemen in Kanpur, has been gunned down in an encounter after he reportedly tried to flee when a car in the Special Task Force (STF) convoy taking him from Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain to Uttar Pradesh’s Shivli overturned in Kanpur. The history-sheeter, accused of masterminding a deadly ambush on a police party outside his Bikru village home, was arrested outside Mahakal temple in the pilgrimage city of Ujjain on Thursday after purchasing prasad and an entry ticket to the shrine, ending a six-day manhunt.
Carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh for information leading to his arrest, the gangster had been on the run since last Friday night when a police party, which had gone to arrest him from his house in Bikru village in the Chaubeypur area of Kanpur, was ambushed. The group was caught in a hail of gunfire from rooftops, which left eight policemen, including a deputy superintendent, dead. Police say he has been a prime accused in some 60 criminal cases in his lifetime, including murders. He was accused of killing a BJP MLA in a police station 20 years ago but was acquitted for lack of evidence.
SSP Kanpur Dinesh Kumar: ‘It Was Self Defence’ |SSP Kanpur Dinesh Kumar said gangster Vikas Dubey had been attempting to take advantage of the accident in which the car overturned. He added that doctors had declared him dead. “Encounter is nothing (sic), all we did was in self defence,” he said.
IG Kanpur Confirms Incident | IG Kanpur Mohit Agarwal says Gangster Vikas Dubey has been killed in an encounter when he had tried to flee after the road accident.