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Kanpur Encounter: Vikas Dubey’s House Razed, Spl Task Force Roped In

It’s been 36 hours after the bloodbath in Bikru village, which is around 150 km from state capital Lucknow, Vikas Dubey remains missing since then. 

Kanpur| Kanpur district administration today demolished the house belonging to Vikas Dubey using bulldozers. Dubey is the main accused in the cold-blooded murder of eight UP cops on Friday and a notorious criminal mastermind charged in 60 criminal cases. The Uttar Pradesh police were present during the demolition of the house.

It’s been 36 hours after the bloodbath in Bikru village, which is around 150 km from state capital Lucknow, Vikas Dubey remains missing since then.

Police officials informed that surveillance team was scanning over 500 mobile phones and efforts were on to retrieve information pertaining to Dubey. The special task force has also been roped in by UP Police.

Mohit Agarwal, Inspector General of Police, Kanpur said that a cash reward of Rs 50,000 has been announced for providing information about Dubey and the identity of the information provider will be kept secret.

He also informed that as many as 25 teams have been formed to nab Dubey and his accomplices and these teams are “conducting raids in different districts of the state and other states as well.”

Earlier, on Friday, eight police personnel of Uttar Pradesh Police, including a deputy superintendent of police, were killed in an encounter with criminals in Kanpur in the wee hours. The encounter took place when the police team was approaching to arrest Vikas Dubey, a history-sheeter facing 60 criminal cases, in Dikru village under Chaubeypur police station, police said.

The police team had gone to conduct a raid in search of history-sheeter Vikas Dubey. The team had gone to Bikru Village which lies under the jurisdiction of Kanpur Dehat’s Shivli Police Station.

As the police team was about to reach the hideout of the dreaded criminal, a hail of bullets was showered on them from a building rooftop, leaving Deputy SP Devendra Mishra, three sub-inspectors and four constables dead, officials said.

Giving details of the incident, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police HC Awasthi said the notorious criminal might have got an inkling of the impending raid.

He and his henchmen put up massive roadblocks to prevent the police personnel from proceeding towards their hideout. As the police team was caught unawares, the criminals fired at them from a building rooftop leading to the deaths, Awasthi said.



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