8 UP Cops Out To Nab Dreaded Criminal Shot Dead In Kanpur
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7 other persons including a civilian were also injured in the incident. Few police weapons are also missing. Those responsible for the act will be caught and produced before the law: ADG Law and Order Prashant Kumar on 8 policemen shot dead in encounter with criminals in Kanpur pic.twitter.com/Z3cBsf0gdM— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 3, 2020
The eight policemen who died in the encounter after being fired upon by criminals were identified as Circle Officer Devendra Kumar Mishra, Station Officer Mahesh Yadav, Chowki Incharge Anup Kumar, Sub Inspector Nebulal, Constables Sultan Singh, Rahul, Jitendra and Bablu.
According to Uttar Pradesh DGP, HC Awasthi, the police team had gone to arrest a history-sheeter Vikas Dubey, following a complaint of an attempt to murder against him. To obstruct the police vehicles, JCBs were put up there. When the police arrived on the scene, the criminals opened fire. The assailants were at a height, giving them a deadly advantage .
Eight Policemen who lost their lives after being fired upon by criminals in Kanpur today are — CO Devendra Kumar Mishra, SO Mahesh Yadav, Chowki Incharge Anup Kumar, Sub-Inspector Nebulal, Constables Sultan Singh, Rahul, Jitendra and Bablu.— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 3, 2020
The incident took place in Bikaru village of Kanpur, where the force is now deployed on a large scale. In addition to the Kanpur police, STF has been deployed to arrest History Sheeter Vikas Dubey. Police from neighbouring districts Kanpur and Kannauj have also been called. According to UP Police, there are about 60 serious crime cases registered against Vikas Dubey.
Case under Sec 307 was lodged against history-sheeter Vikas Dubey, Police had gone to arrest him. JCBs were put up there which obstructed our vehicles. When Force got down, criminals opened fire. There was retaliatory firing but criminals were at a height, so our 8 men died: DGP pic.twitter.com/k8tuxPuWLc— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 3, 2020
The shocking attack on the cops shows the brazenness with wchich criminals are operating in Uttar Pradesh. CM Yogi Adityanath claims that law and order in the State has imporoved, but the ground reality appears to be contrary.
We have started the combing operation. Eight Police personnel died, four were injured, they are being treated at the hospital. Police from neighbouring districts Kannauj and Kanpur Dehat have also been called: JN Singh, ADG Kanpur zone https://t.co/5LjHZDZE7W pic.twitter.com/WXc4vv8Js0— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 3, 2020