Kanpur, July 13
The Uttar Pradesh Police will request the courtroom to launch spouse of slain felony Amar Dubey, an affiliate of gangster Vikas Dubey, within the absence of ample proof towards her in reference to the loss of life of eight policemen in Bikru village, a police spokesperson mentioned on Monday.
The investigation officer (IO) has been requested to file a closure report earlier than the involved courtroom right here on the earliest and guarantee her early launch, he mentioned.
The IO has additionally been requested to take assist of senior prosecution officers for submitting the closure report towards Khushi Dubey, spouse of Amar Dubey, the spokesperson mentioned.
Khushi was arrested after her husband was killed in an encounter with the police in Hamirpur district on July eight over his alleged involvement within the ambush in Bikru village.
The couple reportedly received married only a week earlier than the notorious ambush. Meanwhile, Bithoor Station Officer (SO), Kaushalendra Pratap Singh, who had sustained two bullet accidents in the course of the ambush, appeared earlier than the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday and recorded his assertion. The SIT is headed by Additional Chief Secretary Sanjay Bhoosreddy.
He informed the SIT that he received a name from the then SO Chaubeypur Police Station, Vinay Tiwari on the intervening night time of July 2 and three following which he alongside together with his sub-inspectors and round 10 constables went to Bikru village to arrest the dreaded history-sheeter, Vikas Dubey.
According to an official pleading anonymity, Singh informed the SIT that the police staff, which had gone to arrest Vikas Dubey, was headed by Circle Officer (Billahur) and comprised about three dozen police personnel.
The Bithoor station officer additionally knowledgeable the SIT that police automobiles had been left about one kilometre away from the ambush website and the policemen walked on foot. The SO elaborated that as quickly as they crossed the earthmover which was intentionally parked to dam the trail of the policemen, they fell to a bathe of bullets (round 20 to 25 rounds), the official mentioned.
Singh mentioned the policemen who had been with out weapons tried to cover, whereas he and others who had weapons took their place.
He informed the SIT that he sat towards a wall with two different policemen and fired 4 to 5 rounds, however the assailants had stationed themselves at a peak and had been far-off from his vary of imaginative and prescient. The criminals had been firing from the rooftops, he mentioned.
Singh mentioned he struggled after being hit by two bullet photographs, including that constable Ajay Sengar knowledgeable him that he was shot in his abdomen, whereas one other constable was shot within the hand.
He mentioned he someway managed to take his colleagues away from the spot via a dilapidated home which had a damaged door, the official mentioned.
Singh additionally apprised the SIT that after they reached Bikru village, it was not darkish. Street lights had been on which proved to be a disadvantage because the assailants on the rooftops took their positions. There was an influence outage later, he mentioned.
The Bithoor station officer additionally famous that SO (Chaubeypur) Vinay Tiwari, who has been despatched to jail on fees of felony conspiracy, was together with his staff when the police occasion reached Bikru village. He mentioned Tiwari, nonetheless, lagged behind after different policemen crossed the earthmover parked to dam their path.
The SIT staff visited the Shivli Police Station in Kanpur Dehat late Sunday night to gather particulars concerning the homicide of minister of state Santosh Shukla. Shukla was killed contained in the police station in 2001 and Vikas Dubey was an accused within the case.
Additional DG Hariram Sharma and Deputy IG J Ravindra Gour, who’re a part of the SIT, examined the motion taken by the police on this case.
They additionally tried to discover how Vikas Dubey or somebody from his household headed the Bikru panchayat for the previous 25 years.
The SIT staff was additionally curious to understand how regardless of being in jail on homicide fees, Vikas Dubey received the zila panchayat election from Ghimau, below which Bikru village falls, in 2000 after serving because the village head for 2 phrases, officers mentioned.
The three-member SIT has been constituted by the state authorities to probe the Kanpur incident, together with the alleged laxity and involvement of native police with slain gangster Vikas Dubey.
It will submit its report by July 31.
On July 3, eight police personnel, together with a DSP, had been gunned down in Bikru village by the henchmen of Vikas Dubey.
Seven others, together with a civilian, had been injured within the assault from a rooftop after the police staff entered the village previous July 2 midnight to arrest the gangster. Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter on July 10 after police claimed that he tried to flee from the spot in Bhauti space the place the automobile carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur met with an accident. PTI