Gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter on Friday after a police vehicle carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur met with an accident and he tried to flee from the spot in Bhauti area, police said.
Four policemen, including an inspector posted in Nawabganj, were injured within the accident, IG, Kanpur Range, Mohit Agarwal said.
Senior Superintendent of Police (Kanpur) Dinesh Kumar P said that the accident happened within the morning when it had been raining heavily and therefore the police vehicle overturned near Kanpur.
Agarwal said Dubey tried to escape with the inspector’s pistol but was surrounded by the police team and he was injured in an exchange of fireside.
He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead.
“Dubey was injured within the encounter and he was declared dead within the hospital,” ADG Kanpur range, J N Singh said.
The officer confirmed that Dubey “sustained injuries”, but didn’t inform what extent, saying it might be revealed within the postmortem report.
Eight policemen, including DSP Devendra Mishra, were ambushed in Bikru village in Chaubeypur area of Kanpur once they were getting to arrest Dubey and fell to bullets fired from rooftops shortly after midnight on July 3.
Earlier, five members of Dubey gang were killed in separate encounters.
While on July 3, two of his associates, Prem Prakash Pandey and Atul Dubey, were killed by police in an encounter in Kanpur, on July 8 the police killed another aide, Amar Dubey, who carried a gift of Rs 50,000, in Maudaha village in Hamirpur district.
On July 9, two more aides of gangster Vikas Dubey, wanted in reference to the Kanpur ambush, were killed in separate encounters in Kanpur and Etawah districts.
While Kartikeya alias Prabhat was killed in Kanpur when he tried to escape from police custody, another aide of Vikas Dubey, Praveen alias Bauwa Dubey, was shot dead in an encounter in Etawah.