Vikas Dubey – the notorious Uttar Pradesh gangster, accused of killing eight cops last week, has been arrested in Madhya Pradesh after a nearly week-long pursuit involving the police across three states, according to later reports.
Vikas Dubey was arrested in Ujjain, MP around the same time two of his aides were killed in separate encounters in UP. His closest aide, Aman Dubey, was killed yesterday. CCTV footage revealed Vikas Dubey, in a mask, was taken by half a dozen police officers.
Vikas Dubey was spotted at a temple around 8 am. A local shopkeeper reportedly informed the police. When he appeared from the temple, security guards questioned him. “He produced a fake ID card and then there was a fight. The guards got him to the police,” said an officer.
Eight UP cops were killed on Friday when they went in a large team to Bikru village in Chaubeypur area of Kanpur to arrest Vikas Dubey.
Dubey, charged in sixty criminal cases including murder, abduction, extortion and rioting – had allegedly been alerted to the raid by local cops and had set up an ambush. When the cops reached the village, Dubey and his henchmen, armed with AK-47s, fired from rooftops.
The dreadful criminal disappeared after the butchering. A massive hunt was initiated and the bounty on him was raised to Rs 5 lakh. The police inspector in charge of the police station near Dubey’s village was arrested yesterday over allegations that he tipped off the gangster and regularly helped him escape the law.