Prime accused and notorious gangster, Vikas Dubey, who was involved in last week’s killing of eight police personnel in Kanpur, is finally dead and now UP Police can breathe a sigh of relief. It had been mocked and jeered at, and history-sheeter Vikas Dubey, had been hailed as a hero by his supporters.
Assistant Superintendent of Police, Kanpur, Dr Anil Kumar said in a press meeting, he said, “A police team consisting of officials from UP’s Special Task Force (STF) and Kanpur police were bringing Dubey on a transit remand to Kanpur. At around 7.00 am, the vehicle in which Dubey was travelling overturned after it met with an accident in Sachendi area of Kanpur.“
On early Friday morning, Vikas Dubey was gunned down in an alleged encounter after the police reported in the press that he had tried to escape from police custody in Kanpur. It all happened on the way to Kanpur.
Dubey carried a reward of Rs five lakh on his head. He was arrested at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday when a police team from UP had gone to arrest him.
When the police was taking him to Kanpur, the vehicle slipped and overturned due to intermittent rains. Dubey tried to escape after stealing a service revolver, but was rounded by the STF team that were taking him to custody in Kanpur
In the meantime, another police team escorting the vehicle in which the gangster was travelling in, arrived at the spot. Both the teams commenced a combing operation to catch Dubey. On seeing the police team closing in on him, Dubey opened fire. The policemen tried to make Dubey surrender, but he refused and again shot at the police.
In retaliation, the police fired at Dubey, injuring him. All three injured persons were rushed to a hospital where doctors declared Dubey dead, said Dr Kumar.
Two officers were wounded in the incident.
However, Twitterati are divided over the death of the notorious gangster. While some people are hailing the UP police over the death of the gangster who had carried out several high profile murders, others are condemning the police actions on grounds of human rights.
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