Gangster Vikas Dubey Shot Dead While Escaping Custody, Claim Police
The incident reportedly took place on the stretch between Jhansi and Kanpur.
Dubey was arrested in MP's Ujjain on Thursday after being on the run since July 3 after orchestrating an ambush in Kanpur district in which eight policemen were killed. During the hunt for Dubey, who carried a bounty of Rs 5 lakh on his head, the UP Police shot dead several of his aides in encounters.
Kanpur: One of the vehicles of the convoy of Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) that was bringing back #VikasDubey from Madhya Pradesh to Kanpur overturns. Police at the spot. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/ui58XBbd82— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 10, 2020
The ‘most wanted’ gangster had over 60 criminal cases against him, including murder and attempt to murder.
Basic Q in #VikashDubeyEncounter - high value prisoner must be handcuffed, secured & escorted by large police force. If he broke free, seized weapon(usual story) & ran, doesn’t it prove gross lapse? So shouldn’t they face suspension/enquiry. If they are lauded what does it mean?— K. C. Singh (@ambkcsingh) July 10, 2020