The SUV that was carrying Vikas Dubey lying overturned after an accident.
Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey was allegedly shot dead on July 10 morning as he was being brought to Kanpur from Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain. While being transported, one of the cars in the police convoy overturned. The police allegedly fired at Dubey after he attempted to snatch a weapon and flee the scene.
The incident took place between Jhansi and Kanpur.
The STF team was bringing him back to Kanpur from Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain city. He was arrested outside the Mahakal Temple in Ujjain on Thursday and was being brought to Kanpur.
“Vikas Dubey had three bullet injuries on the chest and one on his arm,” Dr RB Kamal of Kanpur’s LLR Hospital, was quoted as saying. Dr Kamal said the condition of the three injured police personnel is stable and that bullets brushed by two of them.
According to a police statement, there was an encounter as Vikas Dubey tried to escape when the sports utility vehicle (SUV) overturned early in the morning.
Vikas Dubey, it said, snatched a pistol from one of the policemen after the accident and tried to run away. He reached a nearby field, was surrounded and asked to surrender. When he refused to surrender and fired at the team, police personnel shot at the gangster in self-defence, the statement said.
Prashant Kumar, UP additional director general of police (law and order) said three sub-inspector, a constable and two STF commandos were injured during the incident.
Dubey’s death in a police encounter triggered sharp attacks from opposition parties who alleged that the gangster had been killed to shield the people who had protected him. Several opposition leaders, who had demanded a thorough probe to unravel the gangster’s political nexus, claimed that the encounter was engineered to bury the facts. Dubey was on the run since July 3 after he and his men ambushed and killed the eight policemen out to arrest him in his Bikru village.