Eight policemen in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur had been shot lifeless a couple of hours in the past throughout an encounter. They had gone to a village in Kapur – about 150 km from state capital Lucknow – to arrest a needed felony.
A police officer of the rank of deputy superintendent of police, three sub inspectors and 4 constables had been killed in Dikru village in Kanpur amid indiscriminate firing by the criminals, officers mentioned.
Teams from three police stations had gone to the village in quest of a needed felony – Vikas Dubey – who has 60 instances registered towards him. A raid was deliberate at his village after he was accused in a recent try and homicide case.
“The intention was to arrest him. There was an ambush. The firing by criminals was from three sides and it was totally planned,” mentioned Dinesh Kumar, Kanpur’s police chief.
According to an announcement issued by UP Director General of Police (DGP) HC Awasthi, Vikas Dubey and different males had put up highway blocks on the routes that result in the village and as soon as they had been eliminated and the cops managed to get to the village, there was indiscriminate firing from the rooftops.
Visuals from a close-by hospital confirmed ambulances bringing in wounded policemen.
In an announcement from his workplace, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the deaths.
UP Director General of Police HC Awasthi has been directed to take strict motion towards criminals and a report on the incident has additionally been sought, the assertion mentioned.
Police sources mentioned Vikas Dubey has an extended historical past of crime, together with an alleged function within the homicide of a BJP politician in 2001; he was acquitted in that case.