Kanpur: At least eight police personnel, including Deputy SP Devendra Mishra, lost their lives after they were fired upon by criminals when a police team had gone to raid an area in search of history-sheeter Vikas Dubey. The raid was carried out on Thursday’s night.
According to reports, SSP and IG are present at the spot and forensics teams are examining the area.
Among the deceased included 1 DSP, 3 Sub-Inspector and 4 constables.
The other four policemen, who received bullet shots and were injured in the ambush, were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital in a critical state.
The police team comprising of 15-16 personnel had gone to nab history-sheeter Vikas Dubey, who has as many as 60 cases filed against him.
The police team was suddenly attacked by Dubey’s men who were prepared with arms on the roof of a building. In fact, they had already stationed a JCB machine on the road to block police team’s route. Reports stated that following the attack, the police believed that criminals apparently knew about the police raid and were on alert. All the criminals managed to flee from the spot after the attack on the police team.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed his condolence to the families of the eight police personnel who lost their lives after being fired upon by criminals in Kanpur. He has directed DGP HC Awasthi to take strict action against criminals and has also sought report of the incident.