Kanpur Enconter Case: How 8 policemen were shot in a crossfire. What are the development so far?

Friday marked a red day in the history of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. News headlines read ” 8 policemen out to seize feared criminal killed in crossfire in UP’s Kanpur. “Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey had indeed released trepidation the police officers before he enjoyed a violent bloodbath that left four officials and four constables dead on the mediating night of Thursday and Friday.

From what has been told in the media, the demise of eight Kanpur police authorities is being anticipated as a straightforward trap into which a clueless police party had strolled in. That was the third try that night to get to the infamous rogue, Vikas Dubey.

Vikas Dubey
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Vikas Dubey, who went into the crime after a homicide case in 1990, has more than 60 criminal bodies of evidence enlisted against him. In 2001, Dubey picked up conspicuousness after his inclusion in the slaughtering of Santosh Shukla, a previous state (Uttar Pradesh) minister in the Rajnath Singh government, inside Shivli police headquarters in 2001.

In 2002 during the Mayawati government, Dubey fortified his hold in the Bilhaur, Shivrajpur, Chaubepur, Rania territories of Kanpur. He won Nagar panchayat political election from prison.

One reason why Dubey has figured out how to get away from the law is a direct result of his vicinity to the nearby government officials. Dubey is said to have kept up excellent terms with every single ideological group.

While the encounter, Delegate administrator of police Devendra Mishra, sub-assessors Mahesh Yadav, who was the station official of Shivrajpur, Anup Kumar, Babulal, and constables Sultan Singh, Rahul, Jitendra and Babloo died.

Five other police officers were likewise injured in the crossfire.

Vikas Dubey and his group had put obstructs by stopping a substantial earthmover on streets prompting the Bikru town. As the police group moved toward the recognize, the lawbreakers started unpredictable terminating from housetops.

The entry to the region was obstructed by stopping an overwhelming earthmover as the police group moved toward the spot, the criminals started indiscriminate firing from housetops.

“There was retaliatory firing, yet criminals were at a height, so eight of our men died,” HC Awasthi, the director-general of police (DGP), said.

Authorities said police had recuperated empty shells of AK 47 carbines from the housetops.

Two of Vikas Dubey’s men have been gunned down in Nevada town, 3km from Bikru. Police have additionally taken his brother in law, Dinesh Tiwari, into custody for questioning. Authorities said all outskirts of the Kanpur division, involving six areas, have been sealed.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has paid his tributes to the eight police workforce and solicited the chief general from the police (DGP) to make the hardest of the move against those liable for the terminating.

Police from Kanpur’s Kakadeo police headquarters region have taken Jai Vajpayee, an ally to Vikas, into authority. STF is questioning Vajpayee. Police have additionally recuperated three extravagance vehicles from the Kakadeo police headquarters region, which has been caught. There is no number plate on each one of the three, and Vajpayee is being questioned on it. It was informed that Vajpayee is near Vikas Dubey, and numerous such pictures of him have been uncovered in which he is with Vikas.

Another close ally of the criminal Vikas Dubey was shot dead in Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur, police said.

“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.

Uttar Pradesh ADG (law and order) Prashant Kumar on Tuesday said that the police force would not sit quietly until it arrests Kanpur encounter main accused and history-sheeter Vikas Dubey. Prashant Kumar said that 40 teams of UP Police and Special Task Force (STF) are working on the case.

While many theories are being made on the case, including various videos are going viral now. They depict how Vikas Dubey had enjoyed the privileges of being in close contact with the politicians. The media is conveying stories how Dubey, before, had fired at a police group and abducted a circle office; how he had slapped a DIG (Prisons); and how he had organized a gherao driven by two MLAs of a police headquarters when he was captured, and so forth. If this was known all these years, why did previous governments not take any strict actions against him? Why was the matter not challenged until its logical end, that is, the Supreme Court?

This incident raises serious questions about the state police forces and government. For so long, the so-called “Gunda Raj” has been prevailing, and nothing significant has been done. The death of 8 police officers and many others shall be vain if justice does not serve.