NEW DELHI: At least 8 Indian policemen were killed and several injured in their attempt to arrest one of the most wanted criminal Vikas Dubey in Kanpur.
According to information gathered by the Regional Telegraph, Vikas Dubey is wanted in over 60 cases of murder, including a murder charge for the killing of Santosh Shukla, a former UP minister in the Rajnath Singh government, inside a police station in 2001, robberies etc. The police party which went to arrest him team was ambushed around 1 am on Friday during search operation.
A police officer of the rank of deputy superintendent of police, three sub inspectors & 4 constables were killed in a village in Kanpur amid indiscriminate firing by the criminals.
Those killed in action include DSP Devendra Mishra, Shivrajpur Station Officer Mahesh Yadav, a sub-inspector and constables.
Senior police officials have reached the spot in Kanpur and a combing operation was underway till the filing of this report.