Updated: July 15, 2020 9:32:16 am
Police on Tuesday arrested gangster Vikas Dubey’s cousin Shashikant Pandey, who went on the run after eight policemen had been gunned down in Bikru village in Kanpur district on July 3. The police had gone to the village within the early hours to arrest Dubey.
Vikas Dubey was shot lifeless in an alleged encounter on July 10 whereas being introduced again to the state from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, whereas 5 different assailants have been killed in separate suspected encounters.
Police claimed Pandey confessed his function within the assault. They later recovered an AK-47 rifle and an Insas rifle that the assailants had allegedly taken away after killing the police personnel.
“Shashi was arrested from Mela Chauraha of Chaubeypur area in Kanpur, and during questioning he confessed his involvement in the crime. During interrogation, Shashikant told that he had hid the looted police weapons on Vikas’s direction. Later, using Shashi’s information, the police recovered an AK-47 rifle and live 17 cartridges from Vikas’s house, and Insas rifle and live 20 cartridges from Shashi’s house,” stated Additional Director General (Law and order) Prashant Kumar.
The officer stated Pandey had additionally confirmed the involvement of different individuals within the July Three assault.
Thirty-year-old Shashikant, alias Sonu Pandey, is the son of Vikas Dubey’s maternal uncle Prem Kumar Pandey. Deputy Superintendent of Police Devendra Kumar Mishra, who was Bilhor Circle Officer, was discovered lifeless in his home.
While being taken away, Shashikant Pandey instructed mediaperasons that Vikas Dubey had ordered them to open fireplace on the the police workforce on the evening of July 2.
On being requested who killed DSP Mishra, he instructed a information channel that he didn’t kill him. “They (policemen) were killed very brutally (badi berahami se maara gayaa),” Pandey instructed a information channel.
When requested why he fled, he stated, “My mother told me to run away (Maa ne bhagaa diyaa thaa).”
A day after the ambush, police searched Vikas Dubey’s home, and claimed to have recovered six nation made pistols, cartridges, two kg explosives, 15 dwell crude bombs and a considerable amount of iron nails. A senior police officer stated, “After killing the eight police personnel, the assailants escaped with five police weapons — three pistols, an AK-47, and an Insas rifle. We earlier recovered three pistols from the assailants who were killed in the encounters. Today, we discovered the remaining two weapons robbed from the police.”
ADG Prashant Kumar stated that of the 21 individuals named within the FIR, the police had to this point arrested 4 and shot lifeless six in separate incidents.
Apart from these named within the FIR, the police have additionally arrested 9 individuals, seven of whom have been charged with prison conspiracy. Two Gwalior-based businessmen have been booked for offering shelter to Shashikant Pandey and Shivam Dubey, who can be Vikas Dubey’s cousin.
On July 3, Prem Kumar Pandey and his affiliate Atul Dubey had been killed by police in Kanpur district. Five days later, Vikas Dubey’s shut aide Amar Dubey was gunned down in Hamirpur. The following day, Ranveer alias Bauva Dubey was killed in Etawah, whereas Prabhat Mishra alias Kartikey was shot lifeless in Kanpur.
According to the police, 11 of the accused named within the FIR are absconding. They have introduced a Rs 50,000 reward for info resulting in their arrest.
—With PTI Inputs
‘They are cops. Vikas bhaiyya and others have killed them’
An audio clip containing a purported dialog between Shashikant Pandey’s spouse and a lady relative has gone viral. In the clip, a lady, presumed to be Pandey’s spouse Manu, is heard searching for recommendation from a lady relative and telling her concerning the killing of the policemen by “Vikas bhaiyya” and others.
It seems that the decision was made instantly after gangster Vikas Dubey and his henchmen killed the eight policemen at Bikru village on the evening of July 2.
“Two men died at my door, while another man died in my courtyard,” she is heard saying. “Everyone has ran away, what will I say when police arrive here,” she provides. On being requested from the opposite facet concerning the lifeless, she says, “They are all policemen. Vikas bhaiyya and others have killed them.”
The girl can be heard asking recommendations on what to do when police would come to inquire. “Tell me what will I say when they ask me where did your man go? If he came back after doing day duty, so where is he now? Papa and everyone else have fled,” she is heard saying.
The girl relative, believed to be gangster Vikas Dubey’s sister-in-law, is heard asking her to delete her quantity from the decision record first after which take away different numbers in addition to that of her husband Sonu (Shashikant Pandey). “Keep the phone, don’t switch it off,” the relative tells her.
SHO (Rail Bazaar Police Station) Dadhibal Tiwari, who can be the investigating officer within the killing of eight policemen within the ambush, stated that the audio clip will likely be investigated.
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