Five days after killing 8 policemen, gangster Vikas Dubey arrested in MP, says police

Srinagar: After a five day chase across four states, police on Thursday arrested Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey in a temple in Madya Pradesh.

Dubey, who is accused of killing eight policemen last week, was at large and Police had launched a search operation in four districts in order to chase him.

On Thursday morning, Dubey seen buying prayer offerings at Mahakal temple in MP’s Ujjain city but soon when he failed to prove his identify before the security guards, he was arrested by the police, a police official told a Delhi based news publication NDTV.

On July 3, 2020, eight policemen were killed when they went in a large team to arrest Dubey at his village in Chaubeypur area of Kanpur.

The report added that Dubey is currently charged of 60 criminal cases including murder, kidnapping, extortion and rioting. In order to catch him, police had launched a massive hunt and the bounty on him was raised to Rs 5 lakh.

Reacting to the incident, Shivraj Singh, Chief Minister Madhya Pradesh said that he was in contact with the Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath and the criminal would be handed over to the UP police.

An opposition leader, Akilesh Yadav, a Samajwadi Party chief, said that if the main accused of Kanpur-Kand is in the police custody, why not the government clarifies whether it was an arrest or surrender.

He also asked his record calls to be made public so the nexus can be exposed.


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