Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey, who is wanted in the killing of eight policemen who went to arrest him in Kanpur, has been arrested from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. The bounty on Dubey, who was missing since the incident, was doubled to ₹5 lakh. Earlier today, two aides of Dubey were killed in separate encounters in Uttar Pradesh.
History-sheeter Vikas Dubey, wanted in connection with the Kanpur ambush, was going to Mahakal temple on Thursday when he was identified by security personnel, Ujjain Collector Ashish Singh said. "Police were informed, he confessed his identity after being pushed for it. He has been apprehended by police and interrogation is underway," Singh added.
A video by ANI shows gangster Vikas Dubey being arrested by police in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. "Mai Vikas Dubey hu Kanpur wala (I'm Vikas Dubey from Kanpur)," he can be heard confessing after being held by police. The history-sheeter was wanted in the killing of eight policemen, who were shot dead last week in Kanpur while trying to arrest him.
After gangster Vikas Dubey was arrested on his way to Mahakal temple, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted, "Those who feel their sins will be dusted by going to Mahakal's shelter, they've not known Mahakal." "Our government isn't going to spare any criminal," he added. Dubey was identified by security personnel when he was going to the temple.
Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey on Thursday congratulated MP police for arresting UP gangster Vikas Dubey, who was wanted in the killing of eight policemen in Kanpur. Stating that the Bihar police was also on alert, Pandey added, "He did not come to Bihar because I had said that if he comes here, he will not be able to escape."
Following the arrest of Vikas Dubey, MP minister Narottam Mishra said, "It is a big success for the police. Vikas Dubey is a cruel killer." Mishra added, "Whole MP police were on alert...We have informed UP Police." The gangster is wanted in the killing of eight policemen who had gone to arrest him in Kanpur.