Kanpur encounter case: Gangster Vikas Dubey arrested in Ujjain

Kanpur encounter case: Gangster Vikas Dubey arrested in Ujjain

Main accused in the Kanpur encounter case, Vikas Dubey, has been arrested in Ujjain. Vikas Dubey was going to Ujjain Mahakal temple when he was identified by security personnel. Police were informed, he confessed his identity after being pushed for it. He has been apprehended by police & interrogation is underway, said Ashish Singh, Ujjain Collector. Eight policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police, were ambushed in Bikru village in the Chaubeypur area of Kanpur, where they had gone to arrest Vikas Dubey, last Friday.

Reacting to the development, Madhya Pradesh Minister, Narottam Mishra, said, "Vikas Dubey is a cruel killer and he has been arrested from Ujjain Mahakal temple. Teams of Madhya Pradesh Police were on alert and we have informed Uttar Pradesh Police."

Two aides of gangster Vikas Dubey, wanted in connection with the Kanpur ambush in which eight policemen were killed, were gunned down in separate encounters in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, police said.

While Kartikeya alias Prabhat was killed in Kanpur when he tried to flee from police custody, another aide of Vikas Dubey, Praveen alias Bauwa Dubey, was shot dead in an encounter in Etawah, they added.

Kartikeya, who was arrested from Faridabad on Wednesday, was being brought to Kanpur on transit remand when he snatched the pistol of a policeman and tried to flee, ADG, Law and Order Prashant Kumar said.

"The encounter took place in the Panki area of Kanpur when a police team was bringing Kartikeya alias Prabhat from Faridabad to Kanpur on transit remand. The police vehicle had a flat tyre. Taking advantage of the situation, Kartikeya tried to flee after snatching the pistol of a policeman," he said.