Eight Uttar Pradesh policemen, together with a Deputy Superintendent of Police, have been killed once they went to a village in Kanpur within the early hours of Friday to arrest one of many state’s most infamous criminals. Vikas Dubey, charged in 60 legal instances together with murders, had been arrested a number of instances however had at all times escaped conviction.
This time too, Vikas Dubey, mentioned to be in his 50s, was allegedly well-prepared for police groups planning to arrest him in a latest tried homicide case.
Road blocks have been put up alongside the path to the Bikru village, 150 km from state capital Lucknow.
The police groups went about eradicating the blocks, together with a bulldozer. When they lastly reached the village, gunfire broke out from rooftops and apparently caught them unexpectedly.
Eight policemen died on the spot whereas seven have been wounded.
Signs of the massacre are seen on the street that the policemen took to attempt to attain Vikas Dubey’s home.
Vikas Dubey’s legal document started in 1990 with a case of homicide. Over the years, he amassed expenses of tried homicide, kidnapping, extortion and rioting.
In 2001, Dubey was charged with the homicide of Santosh Shukla, a Kanpur BJP chief who was chased and shot lifeless inside a police station. Dubey “surrendered” in 2002 however was acquitted.
On Thursday, three police groups gathered forces and headed to the village to arrest Dubey in a case of tried homicide registered by a villager.
Dubey, who has political hyperlinks and was additionally a political occasion member up to now, allegedly retains an armed group of henchmen in his village. He is feared within the area and wields affect.
A plac in his village, on the website of a mission, describes him as “Zila panchayat member”.