- Title: Indian gangster accused of killing eight policemen shot dead
- Date: 10th July 2020
- Summary: KANPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (JULY 10, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) FORENSIC TEAM NEAR TOPPLED VEHICLE WHICH WAS CARRYING GANGSTER, VIKAS DUBEY, ACCUSED OF KILLING EIGHT POLICEMEN DOG SQUAD AT THE SPOT POLICE AND OTHERS AT THE SPOT / TOPPLED VEHICLE BROKEN WINDSHIELD OF THE VEHICLE BROKEN VEHICLE HANDLE SHOE LYING IN MUD ANOTHER VEHICLE INVOLVED IN ENCOUNTER/BULLET MARKS ON WINDSHIELD VARIOUS OF UNIFORMS AND OTHER ITEMS IN VEHICLE (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, KANPUR ZONE, JAI NARAYAN SINGH, SAYING: "The vehicle overturned here. He (Vikas Dubey) snatched the pistol of our judicator Mr Pachauri and tried to escape. This turned into a gunfight leading to injuring of dreaded criminal Vikas Dubey. He was declared dead when he was taken to the hospital." PEOPLE AT HOSPITAL BODY OF DUBEY IN BAG / PEOPLE CLICKING PICTURES JHANSI, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (JULY 10, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) WIFE OF POLICEMAN ALLEGEDLY KILLED BY VIKAS DUBEY ON FRIDAY (JULY 03), URMILA VERMA, SAYING: "The woman whose husband died such a death how could she be happy? I am satisfied that such incidents won't happen again, so a little happy. That man (Vikas Dubey) destroyed eight families." KANPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (JULY 10, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) PEOPLE SURROUNDING AN AMBULANCE
- Embargoed: 24th July 2020 09:19
- Keywords: India Kanpur Uttar Pradesh Vikas Dubey Yogi Adityanath accident crime encounter
- Location: KANPUR, JHANSI, LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- City: KANPUR, JHANSI, LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA001CM87SJZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Indian police shot dead on Friday (July 10), a man who had been accused of ordering the killing of eight policemen when he tried to flee from officers who had taken him into custody after he surrendered, officials said.
Vikas Dubey, who was on the run for over a week after he allegedly ordered the eight policemen killed, was shot dead in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) after an accident as he was being taken to detention.
"We were bringing Dubey to the prison when a car he was in overturned ... we had to shoot him because he stole a policeman's gun and tried to flee," said a senior police official.
Dubey had been accused in 60 criminal cases, of various offences including attempted murder, and talk of his links with police and politicians has been dominating headlines ever since the shootout last week in which the eight police were killed and seven wounded.
Two of Dubey's aides were killed in last week's violence and a police officer posted near Dubey's village was arrested over allegations that he helped him flee.
Opposition parties in the state have questioned the encounter and alleged that had he been alive, he would have spilt the beans about the backing of many senior leaders from ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
With a population of more than 200 million, UP is India's most populous state. It has long been plagued crime and corruption.
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