Eight UP cops killed in encounter with criminals in Kanpur

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New Delhi (NVI): Eight cops in Uttar Pradesh, including a Deputy Superintendent and three sub-inspectors, were killed after a group of assailants opened fire on a police team trying to arrest a criminal in Kanpur at around 1.30am on Friday.

During the encounter, at least 3 criminals were also killed. According to the media reports, police went to arrest the wanted gangster Vikas Dubey, who has 60 cases registered against him, and managed to escape from the site.

Besides, 7 police personnel were also left injured with one being critical in the operation.

Teams from three police stations had gone to Bithoor’s Dikru village in Chaubepur police station area and raid was carried out at around 1am on July 3. A raid was planned at his village after he was accused in a fresh attempt to murder case.

As the police team was about to reach the hideout of the dreaded criminial, a hail of bullets was showered on them from a building rooftop.

On getting information, additional DG, IG (Kanpur) and the senior SP rushed to the spot, where a forensic team has started investigations.