Gangster Vikas Dubey was arrested on Thursday in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain. According to sources, Dubey was arrested from Mahakaal Mandir in Ujjain. More details awaited.
It is learned that Dubey had come to Ujjain to offer prayers at Mahakaal Temple. Dubey was identified by security guards at the Mahakaal Temple, who informed the police. The Madhya Pradesh police has taken the gangster away and their Uttar Pradesh counterparts will now seek transit remand and bring him to Kanpur.
Dubey had been eluding the police since the past one week and though four dozen teams of Special Task Force and state police were chasing him, they could not nab him.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra called the arrest of the Kanpur encounter main accused Vikas Dubey, as "a big success for the police" and called him a "cruel killer", here on Thursday.
"It is a big success for the police, Vikas Dubey is a cruel killer. The whole of Madhya Pradesh's police was on alert. He has been arrested from Ujjain's Mahakal temple. We have informed the Uttar Pradesh Police regarding the same," Mishra told ANI.
Earlier, two aides of Vikas Dubey were killed in separate encounters in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. While Kartikeya alias Prabhat was gunned down in Kanpur when he tried to flee from police custody, another aide of Vikas Dubey, Praveen alias Bauwa Dubey, was killed in an encounter in Etawah.
Eight policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police, were ambushed in Bikru village in the Chaubeypur area of Kanpur, where they had gone to arrest Vikas Dubey and fell to bullets fired from rooftops last Friday.