Seven extra cops had been critically injured within the gun battle at Bikru village, the ferocity of which fully took abruptly the police contingent that had gone there to arrest Dubey on an attempt-to-murder cost. It took 5 hours for the police to regroup and rush reinforcements to comb a forest positioned 4km from the encounter website and smoke out and kill two members of the gang.
But kingpin Dubey, who has 60 felony instances towards him, together with the homicide of a former BJP minister in 2001, had flown the coop by then.
The cops killed within the shootout have been recognized as Bilhaur circle officer Devendra Kumar Mishra, Shivrajpur police station in-charge Mahesh Yadav, fellow SIs Anup Kumar and Babu Lal, and constables Sultan Singh, Rahul, Jitendra and Bablu. In phrases of police casualties, the closest parallel is the 1981 ambush by the Chhabiram gang from Chambal by which 11 cops had been killed in Etah.
CM Yogi Adityanath paid tribute to the eight cops killed in motion and requested the DGP to arrest the culprits.
The countdown to the massacre had began an hour after midnight on Thursday, when Mishra set out together with his crew for Bikru to arrest Dubey, unaware that the gangster was ready to welcome them with a hail of bullets. Sources stated the police contingent ran into a strategically positioned earthmover in the midst of the filth street main to the village. The space was pitch darkish as a result of high-mast avenue lamps had all been smashed.
Snipers had positioned themselves on rooftops of adjoining homes, ready for his or her second.
As the cops alighted from their automobiles to stroll in direction of Dubey’s fortified double-storey home, they had been stopped of their tracks by the primary burst of unrelenting gunfire. The police crew retaliated, however was seemingly outnumbered and outgunned. Circle officer Mishra, who tried to enter a close-by home, was dragged out and shot from point-blank vary, sources stated.
Additional DGP (regulation and order) Prashant Kumar stated the attackers decamped with an AK-47, an INSAS rifle and two pistols belonging to the cops. “When criminals opened indiscriminate fire, two teams were at the vanguard while the third was for backup. The attack was a meticulously planned operation.”
The seven policemen who survived with severe accidents embrace Bithoor police station in-charge Kaushlendra Pratap Singh, S-Is Sudhakar Pandey and Vikas Babu, constables Ajay Singh Sengar, Ajay Kashyap and Shivmurat Nishad, and homeguard Jai Ram Patel. “They are being treated at a hospital in Kanpur ,” Kanpur ADG JN Singh stated.
On Friday afternoon, Lucknow police had raided the Krishnanagar residence of gangster Dubey, however discovered the home locked. They managed to hint his mom, who denied having met her son in months. When she heard in regards to the shootout in Bikru, she was quoted as saying that “my son deserves to die.”