Gangster Vikas Dubey Arrested At Mahakal In Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain After Kanpur Encounter Manhunt

Wanted Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey was arrested in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain on Thursday (July 9). It is learnt that Dubey had come to Ujjain to offer prayers at Mahakaal Temple. Dubey was identified by a guard at Mahakaal Temple.

Gangster Vikas Dubey Arrested At Mahakal In Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain After Kanpur Encounter Manhunt

In a massive breaking on Thursday, 6 days after gangster Vikas Dubey and his associates fired on UP Police killing 8 and injuring 6, the gangster has been nabbed in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

In Pictures: Gangster Vikas Dubey arrested in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain

Sources added that he was spotted at Ujjain's Mahakal, when the Police recognised and arrested him. However, final confirmation is awaited. He is currently in custody

The Kanpur encounter

A police team was approaching to arrest Vikas Dubey, a history-sheeter facing 60 criminal cases in Dikru village under Chaubeypur Police station on the intervening night of July 2. However, as it was about to reach Dubey's hideout, bullets were fired from the rooftop of a building. This resulted in the death of Deputy Superintendent of Police Devendra Mishra, three sub-inspectors, and 4 constables. Several other persons were injured in the incident as well. While two criminals were killed in the encounter, Vikas Dubey and his other associates managed to flee from the spot.

So far, 4 policemen have been suspended over allegations of leaking information to gangster Vikas Dubey. An alert has been sounded for Dubey's arrest in all 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh. The reward amount for Dubey's arrest has been increased by the police to Rs.2.5 lakh. On July 7, a report was also been sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs on the incident.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was informed about the arrest by state Director General of Police Vivek Johri. Sources said that CM Chouhan then called Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and informed him about Dubey's arrest.

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra also confirmed Dubey's arrest and said that the state police was on high alert since Kanpur shootout and this helped in nabbing the dreaded gangster in Ujjain.

Source : R.World with KNN