Vikas Dubey – charged in 60 criminal cases including murder, kidnapping, extortion and rioting- was missing since Friday’s massacre. He was arrested this morning.
Prabhat Mishra and Ranveer (alias Bawan) of Dubey’s gang, both key members, who were also involved in the killing of the eight cops during botched raid at Dubey’s residence in Bikru village, have been shot dead by the police.
The Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday morning shot dead two close aides of Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey in separate encounters.
Gangster Vikas Dubey is the main accused in the ambush which killed eight police personnel last week in Kanpur.
The two aides of Vikas Dubey, identified as Prabhat Mishra and Ranbir Shukla, were shot dead in separate encounters early Thursday morning as they tried to flee, the UP Police said.
While Ranbir Shukla was killed in Etawah when he was tried to escape after stealing a car, Prabhat Mishra was killed near Delhi after he tried to flee from the police custody.
Ranveer alias Bauwan carried a bounty of Rs 50,000.
Senior Superintendent of Police who was at the site of the encounter in Kanpur, told that Mishra snatched a pistol from a sub-inspector while fleeing and also opened fire at the police party, in which two personnel of UP Special Task Force received bullet injuries. He was finally gunned down in the encounter.
With the Thursday’s encounters, police has so far killed 5 associated of Vikas Dubey, involved in the Bikru village shootout.
Amar Dubey, another close aide of Dubey was killed in an encounter with Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) in Hamirpur on Wednesday. Amar Dubey, who carried a reward of Rs 25,000 on him, was a co-accused in the killing of the eight cops. UP Special Task Force (STF) gunned him down in coordination with the local police unit in Hamirpur.
Earlier Prem Prakash Pandey, uncle of Vikas Dubey, and Atul Dubey, his cousin, have been killed by the police.