Updated: November 28, 2021 5:29:46 am
OVER A year after the Bikru incident in which eight policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police rank officer, were killed during an attempt to arrest gangster Vikas Dubey, the Kanpur Police on Saturday claimed that two weapons allegedly used in the shootout by assailants had been seized in Madhya Pradesh.
Police said the two weapons – a semi-automatic rifle and a .12 bore rifle – were seized from Madhya Police and belonged to Dubey, who was later gunned down in an encounter in Kanpur.
The Madhya Pradesh police recovered the weapons from two local criminals, who claimed to have bought them a few months ago, police added.
Two days ago, a team of the Kanpur Police went to Bhind in Madhya Pradesh and brought the semi-automatic rifle after completing legal formalities.
“We will soon bring the other weapon, too. The weapons will be sent to a forensic laboratory for ballistic examination,” said station house officer, Choubeypur police station, K M Rai.
The ambush dates back to July 3 last year, when a police team came under heavy gunfire from rooftops near Vikas’s residence at Bikru. Eight policemen died and six were injured in the ambush.
The police have filed a chargesheet against 44 people, including two policemen. All the accused are in jail. According to the police, after the incident, Vikas and his two aides Amar Dubey and Prabhat Mishra (all three dead) went into hiding in Kanpur before moving out of Uttar Pradesh. In March this year, the state police arrested seven people for “providing shelter to Vikas and others” in Kanpur. Police also recovered arms and ammunition allegedly used in the crime. Among the arrested was a MP youth, whom the police identified as Manish Yadav.
During questioning, Manish Yadav told police that they sold two weapons in Bhind.
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