Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey arrested for killing 8 cops shot dead

July 10, 2020: Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey who was arrested from Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain on Thursday for killing 8 policemen was shot dead on Friday morning.

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July 10, 2020: Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey who was arrested from Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain on Thursday for killing 8 policemen was shot dead on Friday morning.

According to sources, Vikas Dubey attempted to flee after the car overturned. Police tried to make him surrender, during which he fired at the policemen. He was injured in retaliatory firing by police. He was later rushed to the hospital.

Vikas Dubey, who was on the run since he organized the massacre of eight policemen in Kanpur last Friday, was arrested yesterday at a temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

He reportedly drove from Kanpur to Faridabad, through Kota in Rajasthan to Madhya Pradesh - around 1,500 km - without being checked.

Questions were raised on the manner in which he was caught and whether it was an arrest or the gangster turned himself in at a time and place of his choosing. Senior UP police officer Mohit Agarwal 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."

The arrest was reported hours after two of Dubey's accomplices were shot dead by Uttar Pradesh police in separate encounters. One of them was arrested in Wednesday from the Faridabad hotel where Dubey had been sighted. On the way to UP, he allegedly snatched a pistol from a policeman trying to fix a flat tyre and tried to run away.

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