Gangster Vikas Dubey’s final moments: Dramatic turn of events

Gangster Vikas Dubey

A day after he was arrested from outside the Mahakal Temple in Ujjain by Madhya Pradesh Police, dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey – wanted in the brutal killing of eight police personnel on July 3 – was shot dead in an encounter with Uttar Pradesh Police near Kanpur.

Confirming his death, UP Police said the Special Task Force (STF) car Vikas Dubey was being brought in met with an accident and overturned and Dubey tried to flee the spot by snatching the pistol of the injured police personnel. Cops surrounded him from all sides and asked him to surrender but Dubey opened fire and in the ensuing exchange of fire, got killed.

A history-sheeter with deep connections within the police force, Dubey had more than 60 criminal cases in his name.

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What exactly happened?

Here’s a complete lowdown of the sequence of events:

UP STF was bringing Vikas Dubey back to Kanpur on Friday morning. One of the cars in the police convoy met with an accident and overturned.

Taking advantage of the situation, Dubey – who had brazenly said on camera “main Vikas Dubey hoon Kanpur wala” after being arrested – tried to escape in the commotion after snatched a pistol from one of the police officers.

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As per UP Police, the STF team surrounded him from all sides and asked him to drop the weapon. Dubey opened fire and refused to relent. Subsequently cops opened fire in self defence, SP West Kanpur Anil Kumar said.

Four police personnel sustained injuries in the crossfire which took place near the Sachendi border area in Kanpur.

Dubey was rushed to the local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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