On Wednesday, the police arrested another gang member of Vikas Dubey. Shyamu Bajpai, another gang member of gangster Vikas Dubey, was arrested in UP’s Chaubeypur. Earlier, police had shot dead Amar Dubey, Vikas Dubey’s close aide in Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur on Wednesday.
According to the officials, police shot in the leg of Shyamu Bajpai. Bajpai also carried Rs. 25,000 reward on himself.
Dubey the gangster involved in the killing of eight policemen in Kanpur and has been on the run since the incident last Thursday.
“The aide Amar Dubey was co-accused in the Kanpur incident and was killed on Wednesday morning,” UP Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Prashant Kumar said.
Hamirpur Superintendent of Police (SP), Shlok Kumar, said an automatic weapon and a bag was recovered from the encounter site.
“The STF and local police were pursuing him as his location was around Maudaha, he was spotted during the checking and gunfight ensued. Dubey and injured were taken to the hospital where Dubey was declared dead,” Kumar stated.
Meanwhile, Richa who is the wife of Vikas Dubey is being interrogated by the police. The police also interrogating Vikas Dubey’s brother Raju Khullar regarding the whereabouts of Vikas Dubey. They are being interrogated by the UP STF in Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh, said a senior police official at state police headquarters in Lucknow.
He said Raju Khullar alias Raju Nigam is co-accused along with Vikas Dubey in the sensational murder of Kanpur’s senior politician Santosh Shukla.
During the clash on Friday, Vikas Dubey’s wife Richa and her two children were at their Lucknow residence. They are also missing for the past six days. Their last location was tracked in east UP’s Chandauli district on Bihar border.
Raju Khullar was a history-sheeter from Kanpur’s Kakadeo and was involved in narcotics.