Following his arrest on Tuesday, Vikas Dubey’s alleged aide Shashikant alias Sonu Pandey denied killing DSP Devendra Mishra and said the slain gangster had ordered the firing at the police team that raided his house on the night intervening July 2 and 3.
Pandey made the claims to a TV news channel while being taken away by the police after his arrest. On being asked who killed DSP Mishra, he told the new channel that he did not kill him.
“They (policemen) were killed very brutally (badi berahami se maara gayaa),” Pandey told the channel in a very feeble voice.
When asked why did he flee from his house and why did he get his head tonsured, he said, “My mother told me to run away (Maa ne bhagaa diyaa thaa). I got my head tonsured because my father (Prem Kumar Pandey) is no more.” Prem Kumar Pandey was killed in the encounter with the police in Bikru village.
Two of Vikas Dubey’s alleged accomplices, Prem Prakash Pandey and Atul Dubey, were killed by the police in a shootout in Kanpur.
When asked how the firing was started from the rooftop of Dubey’s house, Shashikant said, “It was immediately ordered (on the raid by the police team). Vikas Dubey g