The bounty on Vikas Dubey, the gangster who has been lacking since Friday after allegedly killing eight policemen, has been elevated to Rs 2.5 lakh.
“The money reward for the arrest of Vikas Dubey has been elevated to Rs 2.50 lakh by UP Director Normal of Police HC Awasthy,” Extra Director Normal Legislation and Order Prashant Kumar mentioned on Monday.
Eight policemen, together with a Deputy Superintendent of Police, have been killed once they went to a village in Kanpur within the early hours of Friday to arrest Dubey, one of many state’s most infamous criminals charged in 60 prison instances together with murders.
Dubey, mentioned to be in his 50s, has been lacking because the bloodbath. Previously, he had been arrested a number of instances however had all the time escaped conviction.
The bounty on him was earlier elevated from Rs 50,000 to 1 lakh.
A photograph of Dubey has been put up at a check-post close to the India-Nepal border. Dubey was reportedly final traced to Auraiya and the police suspect he could have left UP and escaped to Madhya Pradesh or Rajasthan.
4 policemen suspected to have tipped off Dubey about groups heading to his village to arrest him have been suspended.
Roadblocks together with an earth-mover had been put up on Thursday night time on routes to Dubey’s village, which pressured the police to desert their autos. After they lastly reached the village, gunfire broke out from rooftops. The shooters had a bonus over the cops, who couldn’t see them as bullets rained. Eight policemen died on the spot whereas seven have been wounded.
Dubey’s uncle was shot lifeless by the police and one in all his associates has been arrested. This aide has allegedly claimed that Dubey had obtained a telephone name from the police station alerting him to the raid. The prison then referred to as in reinforcements and arranged the ambush.
The district administration on Saturday demolished the gangster’s home and visuals confirmed vehicles and different autos within the premises of the complicated being crushed by machines.
Vikas Dubey’s prison file started in 1990 with a case of homicide. Over time, prices of tried homicide, kidnapping, extortion and rioting added to his file.
In 2001, Dubey was charged with the homicide of Santosh Shukla, a Kanpur BJP chief who was chased and shot lifeless inside a police station. Dubey “surrendered” in 2002 however was acquitted.
On Thursday, three police groups had gathered forces and headed to the village to arrest Dubey in a contemporary case of tried homicide registered by a villager.
Dubey, who has political hyperlinks and was additionally a political social gathering member prior to now, saved an armed group of henchmen round him.