At least 8 police officers of Uttar Pradesh Police were killed in an encounter with the criminals in Kanpur on Friday. A superintendent of police was also killed in the incident.
The police team was approaching nab Vikas Dubey, who has been charged in over 60 criminal cases which later broke out into an encounter. The encounter took place in Dikru village which comes under Chaubeypur police station. It took place at midnight on Thursday.
The team had approached the hideout place of the criminal and just as they were about to arrest him, a chunk of bullets came towards them from a rooftop which killed the Superintendent of Police Devendra Mishra and three other subinspectors and four constables. As per the officials, the criminals might have got beforehand information about the raid.
Vikas Dubey and his close aides had put up a huge roadblock that prevented police to approach their hideout. When the police team was unaware of what was happening, the criminals fired at them from a building rooftop. As soon as the information about the incident came in, the additional District General and the Inspector General of Kanpur along with the senior Superintendent of Kanpur rushed to the spot. The forensic team too came in and began the investigation.
CM Adityanath Directs Police To Take Strict Actions
Following the incident, the special task force of Uttar Pradesh Police has been put to action. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath paid his tributes to the policemen and conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the family members of the deceased. Reportedly, he also directed the police to take stringent action against the miscreants. He has also asked the Chief of Police to collect the detailed reports from the spot immediately.
The Additional Director General of Law and Order Prashant Kumar gave more details about the incident. He said,
“Seven other persons including a civilian were also injured in the incident. Few police weapons are also missing. Those responsible for the act will be caught and produced before the law. If there has been any lapse on the part of the police, it will be investigated.”
Source: Free Press Journal