Gangster Vikas Dubey wanted in Kanpur encounter arrested in Ujjain

Gangster Vikas Dubey was accused in the killing of 8 policemen in Kanpur ambush. He was caught at a temple in Madhya Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh Gangster Vikas Dubey wanted in connection with the murder of 8 policemen was caught in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. A week-long chase that ensued over 3 states ended yesterday when two of his aides were also killed in separate encounters in UP.

Eight policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police, were ambushed in Bikru village in the Chaubeypur area of Kanpur, where they had gone to arrest Vikas Dubey and fell to bullets fired from rooftops last Friday.

According to ANI, Vikas Dubey was spotted going to Ujjain’s Mahakal temple where he was identified by security personnel. He confessed to his identity after being prodded and beaten up by locals at the temple.

“Main Vikas Dubey hoon, Kanpur wala,” he shouted out when he was beaten while being taken to the police van.

In a statement to the media, MP minister Narottam Mishra said, “It is a big success for the police, Vikas Dubey is a cruel killer. The entire Madhya Pradesh police force was on alert. He has been arrested from Ujjain Mahakal temple. We have informed Uttar Pradesh Police.”

One of his gang member Prabhat was shot dead in UP while trying to escape. Another aide, Bauva Dubey aka Praveen was killed this morning in Etawah, around 220 km from state capital Lucknow.

Vikas Dubey was charged under 60 criminal cases across the state and was allegedly alerted by a police officer before a raid. The gangster and his men ambushed the police team and fired AK-47s from the rooftop. A massive hunt was launched against him and his men with a bounty raised to Rs. 5 lakh.

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