Dreaded gangster surrenders after days of eluding special police forces
Gangster Vikas Dubey, the dreaded criminal from Kanpur, who had been on the run since shooting down 8 UP policemen, in Bikru village near Kanpur on July 3, was today (July 9) arrested at Mahakal police station in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain this morning.
This information was confirmed to the media by the Inspector General (IG) of Police, UP Special Task Force, Amitabh Yash confirmed. This was a ‘surrender. Yash said Dubey himself went to the police station to surrender and got arrested.
Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra was quoted as saying by news agencies: “It is a big success for the police, Vikas Dubey is a cruel killer. Whole Madhya Pradesh police were on alert. He has been arrested from Ujjain Mahakal temple. We have informed Uttar Pradesh Police.”
This, the place of arrest is slightly in variance with what the police officer said (the police station adjacent and not the temple proper), but that this was made possible through intense negotiations, was clear. It will also go to the credit of UP police that this arrest was made possible.
India Legal Bureau