New Delhi: A day after 8 policemen were killed in Kanpur encounter, the district administration demolished the house of history-sheeter Vikas Dubey, the prime accused in the gunfight. Notably, eight police personnel, including a DSP, were gunned down in a village near Kanpur city on Friday. Also Read - 'Then Why Are You The CM, Stay a Yogi': Twitter Slams Yogi Adityanath After His Refusal to Attend Mosque Event
The policemen who attained martyrdom were — Deputy SP Devendra Mishra (54) who was posted as Circle Officer of Bilhaur, SHO Shivrajpur police station Mahesh Kumar Yadav (42), Sub-Inspector Anoop Kumar Singh (32), Sub-Inspector Nebu Lal (48), constables Jitendra Pal (26), Sultan Singh (34), Bablu Kumar (23) and Rahul Kumar (24).
Seven others, including a civilian, were injured in the attack from a rooftop on a police team after it entered Bikru village past Thursday midnight to arrest Dubey, who has faced 60 criminal cases.
Meanwhile, the angry mother of history-sheeter has asked police officials to shoot her son ‘wherever he is’. According to the reports of PTI, Sarla Dubey is angry over the brutal killing of the police personnel. “Maar dalo unko, jahaan rahe maar dalo (He should be gunned down, wherever he is found),” she told a news channel.
“People came and told me about the incident. I also saw it on TV. One who has given so much pain to others must pay for his sin,” she said.
Her husband left it to the government to take appropriate action against his son. “The government will act as per the norms, what can I do? The government will take steps, which it feels are appropriate,” Ramkumar Dubey told reporters on Saturday.
“I did not have any information about the incident. I had taken medicines and was lying in a semi-conscious state. When I cannot speak for myself, then how can I speak for others,” he said.
Earlier in the day, the UP Police has suspended Station Officer of Chaubeypur police station in Kanpur district in view of allegations of his involvement in the killing of the 8 policemen. “In view of the allegations levelled against SO, he has been suspended and all the allegations are being thoroughly looked into,” IG Kanpur Range Mohit Agarwal told reporters.
Meanwhile, Dubey is on the run since yesterday. At least 20 teams of police are searching for him. A reward of Rs 50,000 has also been announced for information leading to the criminal’s arrest.Officials said Dubey was an accused in the murder of Santosh Shukla, a minister of state-rank BJP leader, inside a police station in 2001. But he was acquitted. Besides, he has over 60 cases against him with charges of murder, attempt to murder, robbery.