Kanpur:In a dramatic turn of events, Uttar Pradesh's most wanted gangster Vikas Dubey, who was on Thursday apprehended at Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain, was on Friday killed in an encounter with STF when he tried to flee from the police custody, Inspector General of police (IG) Mohit Agarwaland SSP Dinesh P confirmed.
Police here said that the incident occurred at Bhauti police station on the National Highway 2 when Vikas was being brought by STF from Ujjjain. Two STF sleuths were also injured in the encounter which occurred at around 0630 hours when the vehicle in which they were travelling from Ujjain overturned due to heavy rains .
ADG Kanpur Jai Narain Singh said that Vikas was killed in the encounter when he tried to flee after snatching fire arms from security personnel, however, he did not furnish the details and said that it will be disclosed soon. The encounter took place 25 kilometres away from the Kanpur toll Plaza.
In the encounter, Vikas was shot twice near the chest and waist. The gangster was then critically injured and taken to hospital where he was declared brought dead.On the spot a service pistol was lying which was reported to have been snatched from the police and was fired on them by the criminal.
UP govt had announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh on Vikas after he and his accomplices killed 8 policemen in Bikru village on July 2. Surprisingly, 5 of the accomplice of Vikas have been already killed in police encounter so far and he was the sixth. Yesterday too, one of the Vikas accomplice Prabhat Mishra was gunned down in same fashion.(UNI)