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Gangster Vikas Dubey's close aide killed in encounter
Hamirpur (Uttar Pradesh), July 8, 2020
The Special Task Force (STF) shot dead Amar Dubey, said to be a member of gangster Vikas Dubey's gang, in an encounter in Maudaha on Wednesday morning.
Dubey is the main accused in the killing of eight police personnel in Kanpur last Friday.
Amar, a right-hand man of Vikas Dubey, figured prominently in the list of wanted persons released by the Kanpur police on Tuesday.
He was a named accused in the massacre.
According to STF sources, the police team had received a tip-off about Amar's presence in the district and when they tried to close in on him, the criminal opened fire on them, He was killed in retaliatory firing around 6.30.a.m,
Amar was reportedly heading towards the house of one of his relatives in Maudaha area.
"We asked him to surrender but he opened fire at us and was killed when we returned the fire," said an STF official.
Earlier, he had been hiding in Faridabad but moved out after police pressure increased there.
Amar Dubey was a trusted accomplice of Vikas Dubey and the police had announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for information about him after the Kanpur massacre.
Incidentally, reports claim that Vikas Dubey was also seen at a hotel in Faridabad on Tuesday night but fled before the police could close in on him.