Saturday, December 5, 2020
Home INDIA Cities 8 UP Policemen Shot Dead, Ambushed When They Went To Arrest Criminal

8 UP Policemen Shot Dead, Ambushed When They Went To Arrest Criminal

The death of eight policemen was reported early this morning from a village in Kanpur.

Highlights

  • Vikas Dubey is charged in 60 criminal cases including murder, kidnapping
  • Police teams were fired at from rooftops by shooters associated to Dubey
  • A raid was planned after he was accused in a fresh attempt to murder case

Kanpur:

Eight policemen in Uttar Pradesh were shot dead early Friday at a village in Kanpur where they had gone to arrest a criminal wanted for murder. The policemen arrived to indiscriminate firing from all sides by the criminal and his associates.

A Deputy Superintendent of Police, Divendra Kumar Mishra, three sub-inspectors and four constables were killed in Dikru village, which is 150 km from state capital Lucknow. Two of the shooters were killed by the police.

Teams from three police stations had gone to the village in search of a politically-connected, wanted gangster – Vikas Dubey – charged in 60 criminal cases including murder, kidnapping, extortion and rioting. A raid was planned at his village after he was accused in a fresh attempt to murder case.

“The intention was to arrest him. There was an ambush. The firing by criminals was from three sides and it was totally planned,” said Dinesh Kumar, Kanpur’s police chief.

According to a statement by UP Director General of Police (DGP) HC Awasthi, Vikas Dubey and other men had put up road blocks on the routes that lead to the village.

A bulldozer blocking the road indicated an organized ambush.

Once the cops removed the blocks and managed to get to the village, they were fired at from rooftops by shooters who were ready for them.

Visuals from a nearby hospital showed ambulances bringing in wounded policemen. A road taken by the policemen when they were attacked is splattered with blood.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the deaths and asked for a report on the incident amid questions about lack of proper planning by the police teams who went after Vikas Dubey.

The UP police chief has been directed to take strict action against criminals, said a statement from the Chief Minister’s office.

Vikas Dubey has a long history of crime, including an alleged role in the 2001 murder of a BJP politician who was chased and shot dead inside a police station; he was acquitted in that case.
 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

HSE Interview Questions & Answers

What is Safety? The condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury is Called Safety. What is the accident? It is an...

Putham Pudhu Kaalai trailer: Five Tamil filmmakers bring five stories of love in the time of Covid-19

The trailer of Amazon Prime’s upcoming Tamil film Putham Pudhu Kaalai was unveiled on Monday by filmmaker Mani Ratnam and composer A.R Rahman. Tamil...

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Set to Launch in India Tomorrow

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is set to launch in India on Tuesday, October 6, the company confirmed to Gadgets 360. The phone debuted globally...