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Gangster Vikas Dubey Shot Dead in Encounter; Was Trying to Escape After Accident: Cops

By Manthan Pandit      10 July, 2020 10:50 AM      0 Comments
Gangster Vikas Dubey Shot Dead in Encounter

Gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter on Friday, 10th July, 2020, after a road accident while being taken from Madhya Pradesh to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, where he was arrested the day prior.

Just an hour short of Kanpur, the car in which Vikas Dubey was taken overturned on a slick, rainy highway and tried to escape after he snatched a gun, police said. He was shot dead, as were many of his accomplices who also tried to escape from custody, according to police.

Vikas Dubey snatched a pistol from one of the men escorting him from the Special Task Force and tried to run but was surrounded, police said.

"Four policemen were injured in the accident today. Vikas Dubey has been killed in a police encounter," said Mohit Agarwal, Inspector General, Kanpur.

Visuals after the incident showed Vikas Dubey on a stretcher being taken away. He was pronounced dead in hospital.

Vikas Dubey was arrested yesterday at the famous Mahakal temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, he was on the run since he organized the police massacre at his village in Kanpur earlier on Friday, 3rd July, 2020. As he purchased prasad, and entered the temple, he was spotted by temple security guards. He lashed out when the guards confronted him, and was taken to the police. "Main Vikas Dubey hoon, Kanpur wala! (I am Vikas Dubey, the Kanpur guy)," he burst out, held by several Madhya Pradesh policemen.

Evading UP policemen on his trail for five days, Dubey had driven from Kanpur to Faridabad in Haryana, where he fled from a hotel just before police arrived.   He then travelled to Kota in Rajasthan and finally to Madhya Pradesh, sneaking through any checking in the 1,500-km journey.

Questions were raised on whether the gangster turned himself in at a time and place of his choosing. Police officer Mohit Agarwal had said: "We had caught many of his associates and a few were killed. So definitely he was trying to save his life and on the run."

Five of  Dubey's aides had been killed over the last week.

Hours before his capture, Uttar Pradesh police shot two of his accomplices to death in separate encounters.

One of them, Prabhat, was arrested from the Faridabad hotel where Dubey had been sighted earlier on Wednesday,8th July, 2020. Allegedly on the way to Rise, he grabbed a policeman's gun attempting to repair a flat tyre, and further attempted to run away when he was shot.

The other accomplice, Bauva Dubey, was shot dead at an encounter in Etawah, about 220 km from Lucknow, the state capital. 

Dubey 's closest aide Aman Dubey was shot dead on Wednesday, 8th July, 2020, after being chased down to a village by the police.

Dubey had more than 60 criminal cases against him in his 50s, including murder , kidnapping and extortion. His alleged links to police and politicians helped him stay away from prison for years.

Earlier On Friday, 3rd July, 2020,  a large team of police officers who went to Dubey's Bikru village to arrest him in an attempted murder case were caught by surprise when an indiscriminate rooftop firing took place. Eight policemen have been killed in the ambush set up after a local police inspector tipped the gangster off. After the massacre, Dubey escaped along with many of his men.

The UP administration tore down Dubey 's house and started a huge man hunt for him. Two police officers were arrested for abetting him and more than 60 local cops were shunned out. Dubey's wife and son were found in Lucknow and taken last night for questioning. 

 



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