Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the killing of eight policemen in Kanpur, was shot dead in an encounter. The notorious gangster was caught in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain after a week-long chase. The encounter broke out after the gangster tried to flee while the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) was taking him by road from Ujjain to Kanpur.
Gangster Vikas Dubey had built an empire of crime. He used to earn in crores as his annual turnover was over Rs 10 crore which came from illegal trades such as land grabbing and money lending on interest. He also had a group of his teammates who would help him win big contracts.
Old videos and photos of Gangster Vikas Dubey are now being circulated widely on social media. Meanwhile, A purported WhatsApp conversation and audio clip of slain Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey and BJP leader Subodh Tiwari are becoming quite viral on the internet at the moment. There has been a conversation between the gangster and BJP leader after the shocking July 3 Kanpur ambush and Dubey demanded Rs 20 lakh from him.
In the WhatsApp chats that is doing the rounds on social media, the dreaded gangster is seen asking the BJP leader to arrange Rs 20 lakh, few pairs of black coat and trousers along with shoes of his size, and arrange for his surrender. In return, the gangster promises to give the BJP leader land in Kanpur and vows to double the amount within 48 hours while also assuring him all help in return.
The gangster asked the leader to arrange four pairs of black coat and trousers (size 40) and black shoes (size number 8) for him. “I may appear the day after tomorrow,” the gangster wrote in one of the chats, leading to opinion that he was planning to surrender himself before the court in the get-up of a lawyer.
However, BJP leader Subodh Tiwari refuted the allegation, saying he had shared the WhatsApp chat and call details with Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF). According to him, it is yet to be confirmed that the person on the other side of the conversation was Vikas Dubey. The BJP leader also expressed his fear for life for the chat conversation going viral on social media and requested security. “I had informed about Vikas Dubey’s message on my WhatsApp to the STF and I cooperated with them completely so that the gangster gets arrested. I have no idea how the conversation got leaked and is now everywhere on the Internet. I fear for my life,” he said.
The BJP leader revealed that I had a conversation with the gangster for nearly 3 days and I did all this at the behest of the police. He said that after a few days when police officials told him that nothing was coming out in the case, he had put the number on the blacklist.
On the other hand, SP leader Irfan Solanki too clarified about his role in connection with Vikas Dubey case and said he had nothing to do with the gangster nor have ever visited the Bikru village. He, however, admitted to having met BJP leader Subodh Tiwari. Solanki demanded an inquiry into the viral WhatsApp chat and accused BJP of falsely implicating him under a conspiracy.