At least eight police personnel, including a deputy superintendent of Police and three sub-inspectors, reportedly killed after they were fired upon by criminals when they had gone to conduct a raid in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur early on Friday.
According to reports, the raid was carried out at 1:00 am on the intervening night of July 2-3 in Bithoor’s Dikru village in Chaubepur police station area in Kanpur. Besides a DSP (Devendra Mishra) and three sub-inspectors, 4 constables were killed in the ambush. The other four policemen, who reported to have received bullet shots, have been rushed to hospitals.
A case of attempt to murder had been filed by a man, Rahul Tiwari, against Vikas Dubey.
According to a report in Zee News, the team of Police who went to nab history — sheeter Vikas Dubey, who has as many as 60 cases filed against him — had 15 to 16 personnel.
When they were about to reach the hideout of the deadly criminal, it came under attack of Dubey’s men who were well prepared with arms on the rooftop of a building, leaving Deputy SP Devendra Mishra, three sub-inspectors and four constables dead.
The passage to the area was blocked by parking a heavy earth-mover as the police team approached the spot and the criminals started indiscriminate firing from rooftops.
Prashant Kumar, the additional director general of police (law and order), is on the way to the spot and Dinesh Kumar P, Kanpur’s superintendent of police (SSP), and Mohit Agarwal, the inspector general of Kanpur range, are already on the spot.
According to reports, all borders of the Kanpur division, comprising six districts, have been completely sealed.
A forensic team from Lucknow is also headed to the spot and the special task force (STF) has been given the charge of the case.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has paid his tributes to the eight police personnel who died on duty and asked the director general of police (DGP) to take toughest of action against those who are responsible for the firing.