2 more aides of Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey shot dead
The Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday gunned down two aides of gangster Vikas Dubey, whose men killed eight policemen in Bikru village near Kanpur last week.
The two aides - Prabhat Mishra and Praveen Dubey - we part of the group of 15 men who attacked a team of police officials last Thursday as they came to the village to arrest the gangster in connection with a complaint against him.
Dubey was killed in Etawah when he was trying to escape after stealing a car.
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Mishra, meanwhile, was being brought to Kanpur after his arrest in Haryana’s Faridabad. He was gunned down when he tried to flee from the police custody.
“The police personnel were changing the tyre of escort vehicles as it got punctured near Panki on way to Kanpur. Mishra tried to escape and was shot down,” said ADG (Law and Order), Prashant Kumar.
Police recovered two 9 mm pistols looted from policemen with 44 live rounds from Mishra’s possession.
Both Dubey and Mishra carried a cash reward of ₹50,000 each.
With this, five criminals involved in the Kanpur shootout have now been killed. On Wednesday morning, a team of UP Police engaged Dubey’s accomplice, Amar Dubey, in a gunfight in Hamirpur. Amar succumbed to injuries hours later.
Meanwhile, gangster Dubey was arrested in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain after giving slip to the police during the chase that went across two states. Inspector General (IG) of Police, UP Special Task Force, Amitabh Yash confirmed that Dubey was arrested at Mahakal police station in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain on Thursday morning.
On Wednesday, the police arrested two sub-inspectors posted in Kanpur and are believed to have alerted Dubey during the chase. An official involved in the manhunt in NCR, while asking not to be named, said it is likely that was being fed information from inside the police.