The Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday morning shot dead two close aides of Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey in separate encounters. Gangster Vikas Dubey is the main accused in the ambush which killed eight police personnel last week in Kanpur.
The two aides of Vikas Dubey, identified as Prabhat Mishra and Ranbir Shukla, were shot dead in separate encounters early Thursday morning as they tried to flee, the UP Police said.
While Ranbir Shukla was killed in Etawah when he was tried to escape after stealing a car, Prabhat Mishra was killed near Delhi after he tried to flee from the police custody.
Prabhat was being brought to Kanpur by the police after his arrest in Haryana’s Faridabad on Wednesday.
“Prabhat Mishra, one of the three men who was arrested yesterday, is dead after he was shot at by police while he tried to escape custody,” UP ADG law & order Prashant Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.