Kanpur ambush: Punish 30 cops for ‘laxity’, DGP informed


Lucknow, November 21

The Uttar Pradesh Government has directed the state DGP to initiate action against over 30 police personnel for laxity leading to the Kanpur ambush, in which eight policemen were killed by henchmen of gangster Vikas Dubey in July this year.

In a letter to the DGP earlier this month, the government had directed punishment to 14 policemen. The government said eight of them, including the then Chaubepur SHO, Vinay Tewari, be given exemplary punishment.

The government also asked to take disciplinary action against 23 other policemen after a proper inquiry by an official deputed by the ADG Lucknow/Kanpur, according to the letter.

Last week, the state government had suspended the then Kanpur police chief, Anant Dev, after an SIT probe pointed at a nexus between police and slain gangster Vikas Dubey.

“Anant Dev has been suspended. The action has been taken on the basis of an SIT report,” Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi had stated.

Eight policemen were ambushed at Bikru village in Kanpur as they headed there to arrest Dubey shortly after midnight on July 2. Dubey was shot on July 10. — PTI



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