Eight policemen in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur have been shot useless by some criminals just a few hours in the past, officers mentioned.
A senior police officer of the rank of deputy superintendent of police, three sub inspectors and 4 constables have been shot useless by criminals in Dikru village in Kanpur, about 150 km from state capital Lucknow.
Teams from three police stations had gone to the village searching for a needed legal – Vikas Dubey – who has 60 circumstances registered in opposition to him. A raid was deliberate at his village after he was accused in a recent try to homicide case.
“The intention was to arrest him. There was an ambush. The firing by criminals was from three sides and it was totally planned,” mentioned Dinesh Kumar, Kanpur’s police chief.
According to an announcement issued by UP Director General of Police (DGP) HC Awasthi, the criminals had put up street blocks on the routes that result in the village and as soon as they have been eliminated and the cops managed to get to the village, there was indiscriminate firing from the rooftops.
Visuals from a close-by hospital confirmed ambulances bringing in wounded policemen.
In an announcement from his workplace, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the deaths.
UP Director General of Police HC Awasthi has been directed to take strict motion in opposition to criminals and a report on the incident has additionally been sought, the assertion mentioned.
Police sources mentioned Vikas Dubey has an extended historical past of crime together with an alleged position within the homicide of a BJP politician within the space in 2001; he was acquitted in that case