Here is what we all know to this point:
*The encounter befell when the police crew was approaching to arrest Vikas Dubey, a historical past sheeter going through 60 felony instances, in Dikru village below Chaubeypur police station on the intervening evening of Thursday and Friday, police mentioned.
*As the police crew was about to succeed in the hideout of the dreaded felony, a hail of bullets was showered on them from a constructing rooftop, leaving deputy SP Devendra Mishra, three sub-inspectors and 4 constables useless, officers mentioned.
*Giving particulars of the incident, Uttar Pradesh director normal of police H C Awasthi mentioned the infamous felony may need received an inkling of the approaching raid.
*He and his henchmen put up large roadblocks to stop the police personnel from continuing in the direction of their hideout. As the police crew was caught unawares, the criminals fried at them from a constructing rooftop resulting in the deaths, Awasthi mentioned.
*According to some stories, the gangster and his males later looted the arms of the policemen and made a simple escape.
*On getting details about the incident, further DG (Law and Order), IG (Kanpur) and the senior SP of Kanpur rushed to the spot, the place a forensic crew has began investigations. The forensic crew shall be joined by one other crew from Lucknow.
*IG Kanpur Mohit Agarwal mentioned that the borders of the district had been sealed and forces from a number of adjoining police stations had been known as in for combing operations to arrest the accused.
*The injured policemen have been admitted to the hospital and the situation of two of them is alleged to be vital.
*The Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh police has additionally been pressed into motion, the DGP mentioned.
*Chief minister Yogi Adityanath paid tributes to the slain policemen and conveyed his heartfelt condolences to their relations.