In a heart-wrenching incident, eight police personnel have been shot dead on Friday by a gang led by Vikas Dubey. The incident that had happened in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh took everyone by shock.
In what could be termed as a shocking crime in Kanpur, police officials were attacked by miscreants, allegedly because they attempted to arrest the infamous historysheeter Vikas Dubey.
The incident reportedly occurred in Bikru village where police had gone to arrest the gangster. It is being told that Vikas Dubey had received a tip-off hours before the police raid, his accomplice Daya Shankar Agnihotri has revealed.
Following the incident, police have launched an investigation on how gangster Vikas Dubey got the information about the raid at his house.
Uttar Pradesh DGP HC Awasthi said that a case of attempt to murder was filed against Vikas Dubey a few days ago and the Kanpur Police team went to arrest Vikas Dubey on Thursday night. As soon as the force reached outside the village in Bikaru, they found several JCB earthmoving vehicles parked on the road, blocking their way. The police team was forced to get down from their vehicle.
Just then the miscreants opened fire at the policemen. A gunfight broke out between the police personnel and the hiding perpetrators and police also fired in retaliation but the criminals had an advantage of being located on rooftops. In the deadly incident, 8 police personnel lost their lives. The attackers fled after the occurrence happened at night in Bikaru village. Police forces immediately launched the search operation to nab all accused.
Who is Vikas Dubey?
One of the most wanted Vikas Dubey has 60 cases in his name. He is also known to have murdered a minister in the former Rajnath Singh government in UP.
In 2001, Vikas Dubey barged into a police station and gunned down Santosh Shukla, who was a minister in the Rajnath Singh-led UP government. In 2000, Vikas Dubey killed Siddeshwar Pandey, an assistant manager at Tarachand Inter College, located in Shivli police station area of Kanpur.
In 2004, Vikas Dubey was involved in murder of cable businessman Dinesh Dubey. In 2018, his cousin Anurag was brutally attacked while Vikas Dubey was in jail. Later, his wife revealed that he hatched the conspiracy while sitting inside a prison.