On Sunday, alleged compliance told cops that Vikas Dubey was tipped off to a raid on his compound by someone from the local police station, reported NDTV.
Moreover, the data recovered from Vikas’s mobile phone revealed that he had constant contact with at least 2 cops. One of the cops belonged to the village of Bikru where the encounter took place.
“He (Vikas Dubey) received a phone call from the police station before police came to arrest him. Following this, he called around 25-30 people (and they) fired bullets on police,” Agnihotri, who was arrested earlier today after a gunfight in the Kalyanpur area, told cops.
“I was locked inside the house at the time of encounter, therefore, saw nothing,” he added.
Vinay Tiwari, the ranking officer at the Chaubeypur station, has been suspended and is being interrogated, news agency ANI said.
“At the time of encounter, he fled the encounter site. Had he faced the criminals, situation could have been different,” Mohit Agarwal, Inspector General (Kanpur Range), told the media.
The person who warned Dubey of his arrest to be made, allowed Dubey to arrange men armed with AK-47 rifles and with a planned trap for police officers.
Further, it is suspected that Vikas Dubey fled either to Rajasthan or to the West Bengal.
Vikas’s house has been demolished, in addition to 25, police teams formed meant to capture Dubey. At the check-posts along the India-Nepal border “Wanted,” posters have been put up.
The cash reward for information leading to his arrest has been doubled to Rs 1 lakh, with assurances that the identity of the tipster will be kept secret.
The web of spies helping the politically-connected Vikas Dubey may extend to Kanpur’s Shivli Power Sub-station as well. ANI quoted an operator, Chhatrapal Singh, as saying that on July 3, he received a phone call from the Chaubeypur station in to “cut power in Bikru village”; this was the day of the raid.