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Published On: Fri, Jul 10th, 2020

‘I hope Dubey doesn’t reach Kanpur’: MP cop’s video goes viral

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Police officers cordon the site where top criminal Vikas Dubey was killed near Kanpur, India, Friday, July 10, 2020. The top suspect in dozens of crimes, including the killings of eight police officers last week, was fatally shot Friday in police custody while allegedly trying to flee, officials said. Dubey, in his 40s, had given himself up in the central town of Ujjain on Thursday after a weeklong search. A report last month by a New Delhi rights group, the National Campaign Against Torture, said at least 1,731 people died in custody during 2019, which means five custodial deaths a day. (AP Photo)

KANPUR/ NEW DELHI: Hours after the encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey, a shocking video showing a Madhya Pradesh policemen saying “I hope he (Dubey) doesn’t reach Kanpur” has gone viral on social media platforms.
In the viral video, a colleague can be heard asking the cop that by what time Vikas Dubey would reach Kanpur. To this, the cop laughs and says, “I hope he doesn’t reach.” His reaction raises several questions about the authenticity of the encounter. Some have termed it to be a “fake” one.

Notorious gangster Vikas Dubey got killed in an alleged encounter by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on Friday morning. He was arrested from the Mahakal temple in Ujjain by the MP Police on Thursday morning after six days of the ambush of eight policemen in Kanpur.VD
The UP STF took his custody and left for Kanpur from Ujjain at around 8:00 pm on Thursday. As the convoy reached Barra police circle in Kanpur on Friday morning, the car in which the gangster was seated overturned after skidding on the road due to heavy rains, leaving Dubey and four police personnel injured.
Before the encounter, a video at a toll plaza at 4 AM showed Dubey in a different car, not the one that overturned. The media, which had been following the police convoy overnight, was stopped 2 km from the site where the incident took place.

It is not clear why a dangerous criminal charged in 60 cases including murder was not handcuffed. According to the police, he managed to steal a gun, climb out of an overturned car and run.
“The police team had no choice but to fire back in self-defence. Dubey was injured and fell. After first-aid, the police took him to a government hospital where he was declared dead by doctors,” the STF said.

Reportedly, he was shot in the chest. He got critically injured and was rushed to Kanpur’s LLR hospital where he was declared dead.  The ADG Kanpur range confirmed that Dubey “sustained injuries” but did not confirm to what extent. He said that the extent of injuries sustained by Dubey would come in the post-mortem report.
Two policemen, Shivendra Singh Sengar and Vimal Yadav, injured in firing by Dubey, are still in hospital, said the statement. According to the post-mortem, Dubey had three bullet wounds to the chest and one to his arm. The policemen were reportedly grazed by bullets. The statement does not address several questions.
Vikas Dubey, wanted for the murder of eight policemen a week ago, was being taken to his hometown Kanpur when the car he was in overturned on the wet highway, the UP Special Task Force (STF) said.
The car flipped when the driver, “tired after a long journey” swerved to avoid a herd of cattle that had suddenly appeared on the road, said the STF statement.
Five policemen were seriously injured and dazed by the accident. “The brazen criminal Vikas Dubey took advantage of the situation and snatched a gun from inspector Ramakant Pachauri and ran towards the kachcha road,” the STF said.

Reports claiming that Dubey was seen in a different car than the one which overturned before the encounter have also surfaced. Dubey was seen travelling in safari car earlier and the vehicle which turtles before the encounter was a TUV300 SUV. So far, there have been no answers from the police so as to why was Dubey shifted to another vehicle.
The gangster’s elimination has also sparked a political storm in the state with opposing parties alleged that the Uttar Pradesh government is hiding “a deep secret”. Former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav took to Twitter and wrote, “Actually. his car has not overturned, but the government has been saved from turning over the secret.”
(Bureau Report with Agency Inputs).

 

 

 

 

 

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