Vikas Dubey case: Met with accident as cattle came in front of our car, says STF

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) in its press release has now finally spoken up on the encounter and said that the vehicle they were travelling in with Vikas Dubey overturned as a “herd of cattle had come in front of it”.

Vikas Dubey, the notorious gangster who was arrested on Thursday, was gunned down within less than 24 hours of his arrest by the Uttar Pradesh Police in an encounter, leaving many questions for the force to answer.

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) in its press release has now finally spoken up on the encounter and said that the vehicle they were travelling in with Vikas Dubey overturned as a “herd of cattle had come in front of it”.

The STF said that a herd of cattle had come in front of the vehicle due to which the driver took a sudden turn leading to the accident.

Taking advantage of the accident, Vikas Dubey snatched a pistol from the police and attempted to escape, the STF said in its press release.

“Police tried to go close to him [Vikas Dubey] to nab him alive but he continued to fire. Police retaliated in self-defence,” the UP STF said.

Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh early morning on Friday. The encounter broke out after the police vehicle carrying Vikas Dubey from Ujjain to Kanpur overturned and the gangster attempted to escape.

According to police, Vikas Dubey snatched a police weapon and opened fire at the police but was surrounded.

Vikas Dubey suffered a few bullets shots in the retaliatory fire. He was taken to a Kanpur hospital where doctors declared him dead, police said, adding the history-sheeter was asked to surrender.

Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the ambush and the killing of eight police personnel, was on the run since the July 3 Kanpur encounter. The gangster was arrested from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday after a nearly seven-day hunt.

Source: India Today

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