Arvind alias Guddan Trivedi, Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey’s trusted aide, needed within the homicide of eight policemen, has been arrested alongside along with his driver, Sonu Tiwari, the Mumbai Police mentioned in a press release.
The police mentioned they acted on an info that Guddan had been noticed in Mumbai and Thane and was trying to find a hideout. They had been, nonetheless, arrested in Thane.
“Preliminary enquiry revealed that Guddan is concerned in lots of instances with Vikas Dubey, together with the 2001 Homicide case of State Minister Santosh Shukla. The Authorities of UP introduced a money reward for his arrest,” the Mumbai Anti-Terror Squad, which arrested him, mentioned.
Eight policemen, who had gone to raid Vikas Dubey’s home in a village close to Kanpur, had been gunned down in an ambush organised by the gangster earlier this month. The Uttar Pradesh police had launched an enormous manhunt for Dubey and his accomplices.
Dubey earlier this week made a sensational look at a outstanding Ujjain temple, the place he was arrested by the Madhya Pradesh. He was shot useless by the Uttar Pradesh Particular Activity Pressure – that had been bringing him to Kanpur – as he snatched a pistol and fired at officers, following the accident of the automotive he was travelling in, the police mentioned.
5 of his associates have been killed in separate encounters in the previous couple of days.
Trivedi had fled after the ambush at Bikru village.
The Mumbai ATS has knowledgeable Uttar Pradesh in regards to the arrest.
The Congress has demanded a Supreme Court docket-monitored probe into the episode.
With inputs from PTI