Vikas Dubey: Man behind Kanpur firing wanted for 60 cases of murder, robbery

Updated on Jul 03, 2020 11:32 AM IST

Vikas Dubey was wanted for several high profile murder cases.

Uttar Pradesh police has begun their search for Dubey on a war-footing.(SOURCED)
Uttar Pradesh police has begun their search for Dubey on a war-footing.(SOURCED)
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Eight policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police, were killed during an operation to nab gangster Vikas Dubey late on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur district.

The police team was out to look for him after a villager, Rahul Tiwari, lodged a case of attempt to murder against Vikas Dubey recently. They had conducted raids on the basis of Tiwari’s first information report (FIR) in Bikru village.

Apart from this, there are 60 cases, including that of murder, robberies and kidnappings, against Vikas Dubey.

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Vikas Dubey was the prime accused in the murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Santosh Shukla, who had been given the rank of a minister of state, inside the Shivli police station in 2001. Two policemen were also killed in the attack.

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