Kanpur Shoot-Out: Vikas Dubey's Accomplice Daya Shankar Arrested

Eight policemen were ambushed by Vikas Dubey’s men, when the former went to raid the criminal in Bikru village. 

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Eight policemen were ambushed by Vikas Dubey’s men when the former went to raid the criminal in Bikru village. 

Two days after eight policemen were ambushed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh where they had gone in search of history-sheeter Vikas Dubey, police have arrested Daya Shankar Agnihotri, an accomplice of Dubey in Kalyanpur, ANI reported.

According to the report, Agnihotri was arrested following an encounter on Saturday night.

Agnihotri has said that Vikas Dubey received a phone call from police station before the police came to arrest him.

"Following this, he called around 25-30 people. He fired bullets on police personnel. I was locked inside the house at the time of encounter therefore saw nothing," he added.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, district officials demolished the residence of Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the killing of the cops in a shootout in Bikru village. In visuals of the demolition, policemen could be seen standing next to the rubble, some with rifles in their hands.

While Dubey’s house and cars in the same village were demolished with the help of a bulldozer, the criminal mastermind himself remains on the run.

Earlier, Station House Officer (SHO) of Chaubepur Police Station was also suspended for fleeing the spot during the shoot-out.

Inspector General Mohit Agarwal told news agency ANI:

“At the time of encounter, he fled the encounter site. Had he faced the criminals, situation could have been different.”
Mohit Agarwal, Inspector General

Hunt for Dubey Continues

According to the police, over 500 mobile phone connections are being scanned by a surveillance team to track down Dubey, who has over 60 cases of murder, robbery and rioting against him.

Police have also announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for anyone who offers credible intel on his whereabouts. For this, the police has assured that the identity of the informant would be kept secret.

Eight policemen, including a DSP, were ambushed by Dubey’s henchmen after cops arrived at the village in the wee hours of Thursday, 3 July. On the way to the village, the police convoy’s way was blocked by a JCB machine that stood parked right in the middle of the road.

When cops got off the car, Dubey’s men, who were hiding on top of buildings, sprayed bullets at them.

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