Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the killing of eight policemen in Kanpur, carries an ill-famed record of criminal activities and proximity to politicians. Dubey along with his shooters killed eight cops during a pitfall in Bikru village in Kanpur, never permitted police to raid his village. Where he stays surrounded by his supporters.
The chief minister of UP, Yogi Aditya nath has asked for enquiry of the case and has paid condolences to the martyred policemen during the shoot-out. As a result, 500 cell phones related to the case are now on police surveillance and multiple teams are active during the investigation.
Whenever the police sought to raid, they faced ungiving resistance and had to give away from the village. This is not the first time Vikas Dubey has taken the police head-on. According to police, he is named under 60 criminal cases in Kanpur as: murder, attempt to murder, robbery, charges under the Uttar Pradesh Gangster, and Anit- Social Activities (Prevention) Act.
Dubey himself was elected as a pradhan and a zilla panchayat member. In 2015, his wife Richa Dubey won in the zilla panchayat election from Dhimau. Monu Tomar, whose mother stood this in the elections says “Dubey holds enough clout in several villages to decide elections,”
Despite Vikas Dubey’s criminal record and image he seeks public support. After an attempt to murder cases not only people, two MLA’s perch on a dharna outside, seeking his release. “With nearly three decades as History-sheeter dubey, maintains criminals on the run in his fortress established in Bikru village, patronizes young shooters and provides them illegal firearms,” the police officials said.
During the interview Vikas’s Mother, Sarla Devi said, “I think Vikas should surrender else he might be killed in the encounter. If the police manage to catch him then he should be shot dead because what he has done is very wrong.”
The chief minister of UP, Yogi Aditya nath has asked for enquiry of the case and has paid condolences to the martyred policemen during the shoot-out. As a result, 500 cell phones related to the case are not on police surveillance.