24 hours after surrender, gangster Vikas Dubey killed in up police ‘encounter’

Gangster Vikas Dubey, who had been nabbed just a day before from Ujjain's Mahakal temple by the temple security guards around 7.30 am, was being brought to Kanpur by the UP police and special task force (STF) for his presentation in the court.

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Deputy SP of the STF Tej Bahadur Singh who was coming in the other vehicle along with policemen ran after him, the statement said.
LUCKNOW: Within 24 hours of him being nabbed in Ujjain, gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in an “encounter” early morning on Friday near Kanpur. This came seven days after he and his men allegedly killed eight police officials who had gone to nab him, said Uttar Pradesh police.

Dubey, who had been nabbed just a day before from Ujjain's Mahakal temple by the temple security guards around 7.30 am, was being brought to Kanpur by the UP police and special task force (STF) for his presentation in the court.

“A herd of cattle came running onto the road on reaching the national highway near Sachendi in Kanpur. The driver, exhausted from the long journey swerved the vehicle to prevent running into the herd, when the vehicle got disbalanced and overturned,” said a statement by the UP STF.


This caused the five policemen sitting in the vehicle "grievous injuries" and sent them into a state of unconsciousness for a brief moment which allowed Dubey to snatch the pistol of one of the policemen, Ramakant Pachauri, and run towards an uncemented road, according to the statement. The policemen in the vehicles following the overturned vehicle, upon reaching the accident site, were informed of Dubey's fleeing by the injured officers.

After giving necessary instructions for the treatment of the hurt cops, the STF sub inspector Tej Bahadur Singh ran after Dubey when he tried to fire at the force with an “intention to kill”. “The force neared Dubey in order to arrest him alive but he fired a volley of bullets on them, leaving them with no choice but to resort to retaliatory firing to defend themselves. Dubey was hit by a bullet and taken to the hospital for first aid where he was declared dead,” said the UP STF.

A doctor at the LLR Hospital in Kanpur, where Dubey was taken, said the gangster had received three bullet injuries on his chest and one on his arm. Dubey’s body was sent for post-mortem by a panel of four doctors. A videography of the exercise will be done, a first information report will be filed and sent to the court and, as per rules, a magisterial investigation will be done and the report sent to the National Human Rights Commission within 24 hours.
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During its seven-day chase that spanned three states – UP, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh – the police arrested three out of the 21 people accused of killing the eight officers.
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