Kanpur shootout: Cop killer and Vikas Dubey’s confederate held

Lucknow/Kanpur, July 5

The predominant aide of gangster Vikas Dubey concerned within the assault during which eight police personnel have been killed was arrested in a pre-dawn encounter in Kanpur, a senior police official mentioned on Sunday.

The officer additionally mentioned the money reward introduced by the police on Dubey’s arrest has been elevated to Rs 1 lakh.

“Dayashankar Agnihotri alias Kallu, the main aide of Dubey, has been arrested during an encounter. Agnihotri always used to accompany Dubey and was staying at Dubey’s house (which was demolished Saturday),” Inspector General, Kanpur Range, Mohit Agarwal advised PTI.

“Agnihotri was carrying a cash reward of Rs 25,000. He was named accused in the firing incident on the policemen. In the encounter, he got bullet injuries on his leg,” Agarwal mentioned.

Additional Director General of Police, Kanpur, J N Singh advised PTI that the encounter came about at round 4.30 am in Kalyanpur space of Kanpur.

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Agnihotri was admitted to the Lala Lajpat Rai (LLR) hospital and police recovered a country-made pistol and two cartridges from his possession, mentioned Superintendent of Police (west) Anil Kumar.

Agnihotri advised reporters that Dubey had received a name from somebody within the police division informing him about his imminent arrest, and after that he referred to as his males for a face-to-face confrontation with the police.

Allegations had earlier surfaced towards Vinay Tiwari, Station Officer (SO) of Chaubeypur police station in Kanpur district in whose jurisdiction the incident came about, for alerting Dubey {that a} police group was shifting in direction of his home to arrest him, following which the gangster and his males attacked the police personnel ensuing within the slaying of eight of them. The SO was suspended on Saturday.

In the early hours of Sunday, police received a tip-off and tried to cease Agnihotri on the Kalyanpur-Shivli highway when he opened fireplace on them. While no police personnel was damage, Agnihotri received bullet accidents on his leg in retaliatory firing.                  

Meanwhile, IG Agarwal mentioned, “The cash reward on Vikas Dubey has been increased to Rs 1 lakh from Rs 25,000”.

When requested concerning the motion being taken towards suspended SO Tiwari, Agarwal mentioned, “He (Vinay Tiwari) has been sent to Police Lines. He has not been detained. Investigations are going on. If any evidence is found which suggests that Tiwari was part of the conspiracy, then he will be detained.”      

On the demolition by police of Dubey’s home on Saturday, the IG mentioned, “Police had information that Dubey had hidden a lot of arms and ammunition in a bunker. There was also information about him hiding arms and ammunition in the walls of the house. The walls were broken in order to search for the weapons. When the walls were broken, the roof also collapsed. Large amount of ammunition was recovered in the digging.”         

Shortly after midnight on Friday, eight policemen had walked right into a lure set by Dubey and fell to a hail of bullets fired from rooftops. They got a tearful farewell on Saturday as police started demolishing the legal’s lavish hideout in Bikru village, the scene of the bloody crime.

Seven others, together with a civilian, have been injured within the assault that came about at the hours of darkness on Thursday. Later, police sealed your complete space and commenced a combing operation, which led to a different encounter with Dubey’s males in Nivada village during which two of them have been killed.

The eight males killed within the line of obligation, largely of their 20s and 30s, included Deputy Superintendent of Police Devendra Mishra (54).

The others are Mahesh Kumar Yadav (42), Sub-Inspector Anoop Kumar Singh (32), Sub-Inspector Nebu Lal (48) and Constables Jitendra Pal (26), Sultan Singh (34), Bablu Kumar (23) and Rahul Kumar (24). Their our bodies have been taken again to their properties the place senior cops attended their final rites. —PTI


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