8 Cops Martyred In Shootout While Trying To Arrest UP Gangster Wanted For 60 Murders

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A shocking incident from Uttar Pradesh came to light this morning. Eight cops, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, were killed in an encounter with criminals in Kanpur, reported Times Of India. It all happened when the police personnel were going to arrest a notorious criminal Vikas Dubey in Dikru village that comes under the jurisdiction of Chaubeypur police station.

The 40-year-old is a wanted criminal who has 60 other cases filed against him. Often regarded as ‘Shivli’s Don’, he hails from Vikru village of Kanpur Dehat district, reports News18. Dubey’s alleged history includes gruesome murders, robberies and kidnappings spanning the past few decades.

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Authorities have also announced a reward prize of Rs 25,000 for information on Dubey. The sheeter is also allegedly behind the murder of several high-profile political figures apart from being accused of several other murders, robberies and kidnappings.

According to Hindustan Times, the cops went out to catch the gangster Vikas Dubey after a villager lodged a case of attempt to murder against him. The police believe that the criminals might have been informed of the raid hence they obstructed the entrance. When the cops approached Vikas’s hideout and came out of their vehicles, the criminals opened fired from a rooftop, leading to the death of deputy SP Devendra Mishra, three sub-inspectors and four constables. Post the firing, UP police’s Special Task Force (STF) has been put to action.

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ADG Law and Order Prashant Kumar said that apart from the eight cops, seven other people, including a civilian, were also injured in the incident.

“Few police weapons are also missing. Those responsible for the act will be caught and produced before the law. If there has been any lapse on the part of the police, it will be investigated,” he added.

People online were irked by this unfortunate incident.

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We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the brave policemen who lost their lives in this encounter. Hope the accused is put behind bars and prosecuted for his actions ASAP.

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