On the day of the arrest of dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey from the city of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, a video had emerged which had gone viral on the Internet in no time in which a police constable was seen slapping the criminal for his imperious demeanour.
The constable, Vijay Rathore, who was among the police officials who had arrested Dubey from the Mahakal temple in Ujjain, revealed how the arrested thug was still dishing out threats to the police when he was taken into from the city’s renowned Mahakal temple.
Vikas Dubey threatens Ujjain police officials for arresting him
Describing the events that led the police constable to land a resounding slap on Dubey’s cheeks, Vijay said, “When we brought him to the police station, he was very angry. He said that if I were in Uttar Pradesh, I would have set your houses on fire. He threatened us that he would have gotten our hands and feet amputated. I was the one who handcuffed him, so he was particularly annoyed with me. When he was being taken to the car, he started abusing. I got angry, so I slapped him.”
According to the police officials who arrested Dubey, the gangster was constantly hurling abuses and issuing threats to the police personnel for committing the audacity of arresting him. While in the police station, Dubey proudly claimed that he was never handcuffed until that day. The fear among the MP police officials is so palpable that even after the encounter of Vikas Dubey, many of them are shying away from revealing details of his arrest.
Vikas Dubey killed in an encounter after he attempts to flee from police custody
July 10, 2020
The notorious gangster Vikas Dubey, who was arrested yesterday from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, has been killed in an encounter in Kanpur on early morning on Friday.
According to the reports, the encounter broke out between Vikas Dubey and the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) after the gangster tried to flee upon reaching Kanpur.
Vikas Dubey, who was arrested from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, was being brought to Kanpur on Friday morning. As the Uttar Pradesh STF convoy reached Kanpur, Vikas Dubey tried to flee, resulting in an encounter.
According to sources, gangster Vikas Dubey attempted to flee after the car overturned. Shots were fired and he has been rushed to a hospital; more details awaited on his condition https://t.co/VPBEQjlcai
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 10, 2020
During the encounter, which took place at Sachendi border near Kanpur, Vikas Dubey sustained bullet injuries. Two police constables have also sustained injuries.
According to India Today, Vikas Dubey succumbed to his injuries. The body has been taken from the spot to Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital or Hallett Hospital in Kanpur where police and team of doctors are present.
The police has said that the police car met with an accident and the car overturned. After the accident, Vikas Dubey tried to snatch the weapon of injured policemen and attempted to flee. It was then that the police fired in retaliation, killing the gangster.
#WATCH Vikas Dubey attempted to flee by snatching pistol of the injured policemen after car overturned. Police tried to make him surrender, during which he fired at the policemen. He was injured in retaliatory firing by police. He was later rushed to the hospital: SP Kanpur West pic.twitter.com/ZajJVLNGBU
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 10, 2020
IG Kanpur Mohit Agarwal said that 4 policemen were injured in the accident.
Notorious gangster Vikas Dubey arrested at police station in Ujjain
July 9, 2020
The notorious gangster Vikas Dubey, who is responsible for killing eight Uttar Pradesh policemen and injuring several others, has been arrested at Mahakal police station in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, July 9, 2020.
According to the reports, the notorious gangster was arrested by the Madhya Pradesh police after he had managed to escape after unleashing terror on the Uttar Pradesh policemen on July 2 late night killing eight policemen including a DSP.
— ANI (@ANI) July 9, 2020
Earlier, his aide Amar Dubey was also killed in a police encounter on Wednesday near Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur.
On Thursday, Prabhat Mishra, an aide of criminal Vikas Dubey, died after he was shot while trying to escape police custody. Mishra was arrested on Wednesday and was sent to transit remand by a district court in Faridabad, Haryana. He was shot in the leg while trying to escape during his transit to Kanpur.
Another accomplice of Vikas Dubey, named Bauwa Dubey, was also shot dead by the Kanpur police during an encounter on Thursday.
Vikas Dubey has been on the run ever since he killed the policemen. The Uttar Pradesh government had formed an STF to nab the accused. The police force of neighbouring states of Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan were also alerted to nab the notorious gangster.
UP police arrest suspended SHO Vinay Tiwari and KK Sharma for tipping Vikas Dubey about the raid
July 8, 2020
The Uttar Pradesh police have arrested the former station in-charge of Chaubeypur police station Vinay Tiwari and Beat in-charge KK Sharma on Wednesday. Tiwari was suspended on Sunday after investigators suspected that he might have tipped the gangster Vikar Dubey about the raid on the night of 2nd June.
Former Station Officer of Chaubepur, Vinay Tiwari (pic 1) and Beat Incharge KK Sharma (pic 2) have been arrested. They were present during #KanpurEncounter but fled the site of incident during the operation: IG Kanpur Range Mohit Agarwal. #VikasDubey pic.twitter.com/0jPfHwIklB
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 8, 2020
Mohit Agarwal, IG, Kanpur range said that the two policemen were present at the encounter site, but when the exchange of fire started between henchmen of Vikas Dubey and police, both Tiwari and Sharma fled the scene.
News agency ANI posted a video statement of Dinesh Prabhu, Kanpur SSP, saying, “as per the evidence, it has been found that police personnel Vinay Tiwari & KK Sharma had informed Vikas Dubey about the raid beforehand. So, he was on alert and planned to attack police, which resulted in the death of 8 policemen.”
#WATCH As per evidence, it has been found that police personnel Vinay Tiwari & KK Sharma had informed Vikas Dubey about the raid beforehand. So, he was on alert and planned to attack police which resulted in the death of 8 policemen: SSP Kanpur Dinesh Prabhu. #KanpurEncounter pic.twitter.com/JNb8ygW25h
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 8, 2020
Martyr DSP Devendra Mishra had warned then SSP about Vikas Dubey and his nexus with police
July 7, 2020
There have been a series of revelations in the case against the dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey who had in an ambush, killed eight police personnel, including Deputy SP Devendra Mishra, in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur on July 2 night. An old letter, dated March 14, 2020, of Bilhaur SP (late) Devendra Mishra to the then SSP Kanpur, Anant Dev Tiwari is now going viral on the internet.
In the letter, Devendra Mishra, who was martyred in the ambush, had expressed his apprehensions about a possible major attack from gangster Vikas Dubey. He had also hinted on a possible nexus between the hardened criminal and the police.
Letter by martyred Deputy SP Devendra Mishra raises questions on Chaubeypur police’s intention and laxity
In the letter, Mishra had warned the then SSP that the station officer of Chaubeypur police station Vinay Tiwari’s inaction could lead to something major. He had, in the letter, accused Vinay Tiwari of shielding gangster Vikas Dubey. The slain cop had raised apprehensions on Vinay Tiwari’s integrity saying that he was sympathetic towards the gangster.
Officials now admit in private that Mishra was regularly complaining about Tiwari to then SSP. It is pertinent to note here, that the then SSP Anant Dev Tiwari, who had not paid heed to late Deputy SP Devendra Mishra’s repeated complaints against SO Tiwari is now in the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh Police, which is probing the Kanpur encounter case.
After this purported letter went viral on social media people are questioning as to why the then SSP Anant Dev Tiwari did not act against SO Vinay Tiwari or initiate required action against Vikas Dubey whom Mishra described as “one of most hardened criminals”.
According to a Hindustan Times report, Devendra Mishra had urged for an inquiry against the station officer of Chaubeypur police station Vinay Tiwari eight times before sending his special report to the SSP the ninth time based on his findings. It is to be noted that SO Vinay Tiwari had fled from the encounter scene on Friday night. He was suspended on Saturday and an inquiry against him had been initiated.
Apart from SO Vinay Tiwari, Kanpur police had suspended another three police officers, namely, sub-inspectors Krishna Kumar Sharma and Kunwarpal and a police constable Rajeev after their suspicious activities linked to Vikas Dubey surfaced. All three were deployed in Chaubeypur police station. The investigators think that these three could be the moles who informed Dubey about police movement.
Hardened criminal Vikas Dubey had set up an ambush following a tip-off from someone from Choubeypur Police station
On the intervening night of July 2-3, three teams of UP police comprising 30 police personnel went to nab gangster Vikas Dubey, who was allegedly tipped-off about the raid in advance by someone from Choubeypur Police station. Dubey, along with 50-60 of his gang members, positioned atop his own house. The moment police personnel reached his house, they opened fire at them.
Shockingly, the criminals had stationed a JCB machine on the road to block the police team. Taking advantage of the altitude and dark surroundings, they managed to kill eight police officers. As per the witness, no one from Choubeypur police station fired any shot.
In the aftermath of the incident, the administration which demolished Dubey’s Kanpur house revealed that the gangster had hidden arms and ammunition inside bunker and walls of his house. It is being reported that Vikas Dubey and his henchmen were in possession of dangerous weapons like the AK-47.
Twenty-five teams are aggressively searching for Vikas Dubey since the attack happened.
Vikas Dubey case: Injured cop narrates how policemen were trapped
July 6, 2020
Kaushalendra Pratap Singh, an injured station officer of Bithoor police station, has described the incident explaining how and why things went south for UP Police. The officer has told how the moles in the police force led to the massacre of eight police officers.
According to the reports, Singh, who was injured in the violent encounter specifically told how the third team from the local Chaubeypur police station did not fire even a single bullet at the Dubey’s gang. He said that while the other teams were outnumbered and lying down in the pool of blood, Vinay Tiwari’s team stood mute and Tiwari himself fled. The station head Inspector Vinay Tiwari was suspended on Saturday, and the whole police station is under investigation.
In the video, Singh said they could not see anything as the village was under blackout. “Bullets began flying from rooftops and we could not spot the snipers,” he added. The local police team was aware of the topography of the village. They took the whole team to the fortified house of Dubey. While Inspector Vinay Tiwari fled from the scene, the rest of the team stood mute watching the bloodbath. Tiwari ordered his men not to use their guns. While the team from Chaubeypur police station stood at the safe distance while two teams, one from Bithoor and other from Shivgarh, faced the gangsters’ wrath.
Singh suffered bullet injuries and he is currently under treatment at Regency Hospital in Kanpur. He was brought unconscious and regained consciousness on Sunday, after which he narrated the sequence of events. He said, “At around 12.30 am on Thursday, I and a team set out for a raid after a call from Station officer of Chaubeypur. At 1 am, we reached the village and got down from our vehicles and marched forward. As soon as we walked 100m, an earthmover strategically placed on the road, stopped our movement.”
The trap was already laid
Singh said that Dubey had placed a JCB to block the road. The police team somehow managed to cross it. He said that they were unaware of the trap and continued to march towards the house. As soon as they reached the place, bullets began to rain from the rooftops, and police officers start to fall. Many of the teammates ran for cover. They opened fire, but it did not make much difference as Dubey’s men were firing from the rooftops taking advantage of the altitude. They were able to see the policemen and fired at their heads.
Singh stated that while the attack was ongoing, he saw his colleagues Ajay Singh and Ajay Kashyap being hit by bullets and rushed to save their lives.
Yesterday, Dubey’s aide Daya Shankar Agnihotri had stated to police that Vikas Dubey was alerted from someone inside the police force before the raid. Dubey’s call records have revealed that he was in touch with at least 24 police officials, including some from Chaubeypur and Shivrajpur stations.
Three abandoned luxury cars found
Police have found three luxury cars without number plates while searching for Vikas Dubey. When they investigated to find the owner, it was revealed that one of the vehicles, an Audi, was on the name of local BJYM leader Pramod Vishwakarma. As per the report published in Hindustan, the station in-charge of Kakadev police station said that these cars belong to one Jai Bajpai, who lives in Brahmnagar. Upon interrogation, Bajpai has stated that his family had recently attended a wedding where Vikas Dubey was also a guest and fearing police investigation, they had left the cars near a friend’s house as they were not in their names. One of the cars, an Audi, has been bought in the name of a local BJYM leader Pramod Vishwakarma.
Police suspect Vikas Dubey was tipped off by a police insider : Report
July 5, 2020
The Kanpur police have reportedly questioned a lineworker who had disconnected the power line of the village when police had come to arrest the hardened criminal Vikas Dubey. On interrogation, he revealed that the electricity supply was cut off on the orders of a caller from the Chaubepur police station.
As per the report, the phone number that was used to call the man belonged to a policeman. The power supply was disconnected for about an hour. Reportedly, the officer had initially called the Rauslabad Power Station, followed by Shivli Power House. As per reports, the cops are investigating whether the power supply was disconnected to benefit Vikas Dubey or cause him inconvenience to ease the arrest.
According to a report by Jagran, when the cops reached the village, there was no electricity. Interestingly, the village has an uninterrupted electric supply at night. However, a solar light was burning outside Dubey’s house. 8 police personnel are being suspected of leaking information about the raid to Dubey. They include two constables, a head constable, four sepoys, and a home guard. Their numbers were found on the contact list of two phones that were recovered from the house of Vikas Dubey.
SP denies police complicity
While all have claimed to be innocent, the phone numbers of about 24 police officers from in and around Kanpur were discovered from the seized cell phones. 8 of them are reportedly posted in Chaubepur and Shivrajpur police stations. A senior officer had informed that the accused cops would be booked under the law if they were found guilty. The Kanpur police are now investigating the minute details in the case. However, Superintendent of Police Brajesh Kumar Srivastava denied allegations of involvement of any police officer in informing Vikas Dubey of the raid at his house. Cops have arrested the Sub-divisional officer and another employee of the substation in connection to the case.
Aide of Vikas Dubey arrested
The Kanpur police had reportedly arrested an aide of gangster Vikas Dubey in Kalyanpur in Uttar Pradesh, following an encounter on Saturday night. The accomplice has been identified as one Daya Shankar Agnihotri. He informed that Dubey had received a call from the cops before they came to arrest him. He added that Dubey had called around 25-30 people and had fired shots at the police. In his defence, Agnihotri said, “I was locked inside the house at the time of encounter. Therefore, I saw nothing.” Dubey has been on the run from the law enforcement authorities.
Vikas Dubey sets up an ambush, kills 8 policemen
In a shocking incident, eight police personnel, including Deputy SP Devendra Mishra, were killed and six cops were injured in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur during a police raid to nab a hardened criminal and murderer Vikas Dubey’s house on July 2 late night. According to the reports, a team of Uttar Pradesh had gone to raid an area in search of criminal Vikas Dubey in Chaubepur in Kanpur. The raid was carried out at 1 am on the intervening night of July 2-3 in Bithoor area in Chaubepur. As the police team reached the spot, they were ambushed by Dubey’s men who were prepared with arms on the roof of a building and continuously shot at them. Shockingly, the criminals had already stationed a JCB machine on the road to block the police team. UP police have informed that the operation is still going on and forensic teams are at the spot.