Gangster Vikas Dubey has been killed when he tried to flee after a car in the Special Task Force (STF) convoy, taking him from Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain to Uttar Pradesh’s Shivli, overturned in Kanpur. Apparently when he tried to flee the police team opened fire.
The history-sheeter, accused of masterminding a deadly ambush on a police party outside his Bikru village home was arrested outside Mahakal temple in the pilgrimage city of Ujjain on Thursday after purchasing prasad and an entry ticket to the shrine, ending a six-day manhunt.
Carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh for information leading to his arrest, the gangster had been on the run since last Friday night when a police party, which had gone to arrest him from his house in Bikru village in the Chaubeypur area of Kanpur, was ambushed. The group was caught in a hail of gunfire from rooftops, which left eight policemen, including a deputy superintendent, dead.
Police say he has been a prime accused in some 60 criminal cases in his lifetime, including murders. He was accused of killing a BJP MLA in a police station 20 years ago but was acquitted for lack of evidence.
More details awaited