Gangster Vikas Dubey arrested at Madhya Pradesh temple
Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey, accused of killing eight policemen last week, was arrested from a temple in Madhya Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey, accused of killing eight policemen last week, was arrested from a temple in Madhya Pradesh. According to Madhya Pradesh Minister Narottam Mishra, Dubey was arrested from Ujjain’s Mahakal temple. A nearly week-long chase involving the police across three states.
Bahua Dubey aka Praveen, who was reportedly with Vikas Dubey during the Kanpur encounter and was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000, was killed in an encounter early on Thursday in Etawah, with arms being recovered, the police said. His closest aide, Aman Dubey, was killed yesterday.
Vikas Dubey was spotted at Mahakal temple around 8 am, according to the police. He was buying prayer offerings to take inside the temple when the shopkeeper recognized him and reportedly alerted security guards. When he emerged from the temple, the guards questioned him.
Eight policemen were killed on Friday when they went in a large team to the Bikru village in Chaubeypur area of Kanpur to arrest Vikas Dubey.
Dubey is a well-known criminal with political links, with over 60 cases of murder, kidnapping, extortion and rioting in his name had allegedly been alerted to the raid by local policemen and had set up an ambush. When the policemen reached the village, Dubey and his men, armed with AK-47s, fired from rooftops. The notorious gangster escaped after the massacre. A massive hunt was launched and the bounty on him was raised to Rs 5 lakh.