On 03-07-2020, UP Police faced a huge loss when 8 of their team members lost lives in an encounter. The incident is from Bikru village, which is around 150 km from state capital Lucknow where a team of 50 cops from different police stations in UP planned a raid to arrest Vikas Dubey, a notorious criminal with a lengthy criminal record, who again came under the radar for a murder attempt.
Surprisingly for the Police, Vikas Dubey was already aware of the impending raid and arranged for roadblocks to slow down the incoming police convoy. And finally, when the Police reached the village, they were welcomed with a heavy crossfire. During the crossfire, Eight police personnel, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, were shot dead, and seven others were injured.
Dinesh Kumar, Kanpur’s Police Chief was quoted saying, “The intention was to arrest him. There was an ambush. The firing by criminals was from three sides and it was totally planned.”
It is worth noting that Vikas Dubey is a criminal mastermind holding 60 criminal records already and Friday’s cold-blooded murderr of eight UP cops was an addition to his charge sheet. After the unfortunate incident, Vikas Dubey is on hiding for more than 36 hours now. The authorities have declared a reward of Rs.50,000 to anyone disclosing information regarding Vikas. Also, the identity of the tipster will be kept a secret to avoid any revenge attack.
Apart from that, the Police employed a surveillance team to scan more than 500 phones and try getting any relevant information or at least the current location of Vikas Dubey. Also, more than 25 police teams are formed to capture him.
In 1990, first recorded crlme by the runaway criminal, Vikas Dubey began with a murder. After that, over the years his crimes had just increased, adding more number of murders, kidnapping, extortion and rioting to his list. In 2001, Vikas was charged with the murder of Santosh Shukla, BJP Leader from Kanpur who was chased and shot dead inside a police station. In 2002 he surrendered but was acquitted soon.
Vikas was the member of a political party in the past and had good political connections. Its also said that he kept armed henchmen with him in his village. He is also described as a former Zila Panchayat Member in one of the project sites in his village.
Currently, after the wild encounter between Police and the suspect where eight police personnel were Martyred, Kanpur district administration used bulldozers to demolish a house belonging to Vikas Dubey.
In Kanpur , the house of #VikasDubey, the criminal who murdered 8 cops , and his cars , all wrecked by the admin in the presence of cops . One could argue this is mere optics , the real action is to arrest dubey and being him to justice . On that count , 36 hours and waiting… pic.twitter.com/m7aJ4iFSFs
— Alok Pandey (@alok_pandey) July 4, 2020
Video of the demolition surfaced on the internet, where bulldozers can be seen at work and destroying the house with many white cars. The police force is completely armed and present at the site to provide any necessary guard to the place.
Meanwhile, the Station House Officer (SHO) of Chaubepur Police Station, under which Vikas Dubey’s village falls, has been suspended.
“At the time of the encounter, he fled the encounter site. Had he faced the criminals, the situation could have been different,” the ANI quoting Mohit Agarwal, Inspector General (Kanpur Range).
The incident is a very unfortunate one as the nation has lost 8 police personnel because of one criminal. Hopefully, Vikas Dubey is soon nabbed and justice is done.
Vikas Dubey’s family isn’t proud of his deeds, rather his mother said that her son is causing embarrassment to the family. As quoted by ANI, Vikas’ mother said “I have not met him in 4 months. I am living with my younger son here in Lucknow. We are facing a problem because of him. We are embarrassed because of him.”