Gangster Vikas Dubey Killed, Was Trying to Escape Cops
Vikas Dubey was accused in killing of 8 policemen in Kanpur last week. He also had several other charges on him. History sheeter Vikas Dubey was encountered after he tried to escape from police custody on Friday.
There was an award of Rs 5 Lakh on his head, was arrested at Ujjain on Thursday.
Assistant Superintendent of Police, Kanpur, Dr Anil Kumar said a police team consisting of officials from UP’s Special Task Force (STF) and Kanpur police were bringing Dubey on a transit remand to Kanpur. At around 7.00 am, the vehicle during which Dubey was travelling overturned after it met with an accident in Sachendi area of Kanpur, he said.
Taking advantage of accident, Dubey attempted to escape with a service pistol belonging to at least one of the officers.
In the meantime, another police team escorting the vehicle during which the gangster was travelling in, received the spot. They gheroed the world and commenced a combing operation to catch Dubey.
On seeing the police team closing in on him, Dubey opened fire. The policemen tried to form Dubey surrender, but he refused and again shot at the police. Two officers were wounded within the incident.
In retaliation, the police fired at Dubey, injuring him. All three injured persons were rushed to a hospital where doctors declared Dubey dead, said Dr Kumar.