Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead Friday morning as he was being brought to Kanpur from Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain. According to the police, while being transported, one of the cars in the police convoy overturned. Taking advantage of the situation, Dubey allegedly attempted to snatch a weapon and flee the scene, police said, following which they opened fire and shot him. Two policemen were also injured.
Assistant Superintendent of Police, Kanpur, Dr Anil Kumar said a police team consisting of officials from UP’s Special Task Force (STF) and Kanpur police were bringing Dubey on a transit remand to Kanpur. The incident took place at around 7 am between Jhansi and Kanpur.
Dubey was arrested in Ujjain on Thursday from the Mahakaleshwar temple. He had been on the run since July 3 when police tried to raid his village, Bikru, near Kanpur. Since then, the police have killed five of his close aides, including his personal bodyguard.
There were 62 criminal cases lodged against Dubey in Uttar Pradesh, including five cases of murder and eight cases of attempt to murder.