Kanpur (UP), August 15
Another accused of the Kanpur ambush throughout which eight policemen had been killed by henchmen of slain gangster Vikas Dubey was arrested right here in Chaubepur on Saturday, police stated.
Rajendra Kumar Mishra, a resident of Bikru village in Chaubepur, was carrying a money reward of Rs 50,000, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Brajesh Srivastava stated.
Mishra was arrested from close to a manufacturing unit on the Shivrajpur street right here whereas he was on his technique to the residence of an acquaintance to hunt assist for his give up earlier than the court docket, the SP stated.
Mishra’s son Prabhat, alias Kartikey, who was named within the case, was arrested from Haryana’s Faridabad per week after the bloodbath and gunned down by police whereas being dropped at Kanpur after he snatched a pistol of a cop and opened hearth, Srivastava stated. During interrogation, Mishra tried to mislead police, citing innocence, however later broke down and confessed that he and his son had attacked the police celebration on July 2 evening, police stated.
Mishra instructed police officers that he took shelter at numerous locations in Kanpur Dehat and its neighbouring districts the place he spent over a month and by no means visited his family believing it would result in his arrest.
The SP instructed PTI that Rajendra Mishra’s position within the ambush had emerged throughout investigation.
IG (Kanpur Range) Mohit Agarwal had introduced a money reward of Rs 50,000 for offering details about him.
Mishra is being interrogated by a crew of senior officers to realize details about those that had been behind the ambush, stated an official.
Efforts are additionally being made to extract info as to the place the weapons used within the ambush had been disposed of, the official added.
Eight police personnel, together with a DSP, had been killed within the ambush at Kanpur’s Bikru village by the henchmen of gangster Vikas Dubey on the intervening evening of July 2 and three.
As many as six prime accused—Vikas Dubey, Prabhat Mishra, Amar Dubey, Bauan Dubey, Prem Kumar Pandey and Atul Dubey—have been gunned down in separate encounters since July 3.
Several aides of Dubey have been arrested both by the STF or the Kanpur police. Those who’re nonetheless at giant are Chotu Shukla, Shiv Tewari, Vishnu Pal Yadav, Ramu Bajpai and Hiru Dubey. PTI