Etawah SSP Akash Tomar. [Photo/ANI]
Etawah SSP Akash Tomar. [Photo/ANI]

Kanpur encounter case: Vikas Dubey's aide Bahua shot dead by police in UP's Etawah

ANI | Updated: Jul 09, 2020 09:50 IST

Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 9 (ANI): Another aide of the Kanpur encounter accused Vikas Dubey, Bahua Dubey, died in an encounter with the police, here on Thursday.
"Today at around 4.30 AM, in an encounter with the Etawah Police, one person has died. from him, a rifle and a pistol too has been recovered. When we shared the information with the Kanpur Police, they identified him as Bahua Dubey," said SSP Etawah Akash Tomar.
"He was involved in the Kanpur encounter alongside Vikas Dubey and there was a bounty of Rs 50,000 on him," he added.
"Around 3 AM on the highway near Mahewa Police Station Bakewar, a Swift Dzire car was looted by four armed assailants on a Scorpio. Around 4:30 AM, they were intercepted at Kachaura road under Police Station Civil lines by the police. When police parties chased them, the car collided with a tree, and criminals started firing at the police," he further said.
Dubey sustained injuries during the encounter and was pronounced dead when taken to the hospital. However, the other three managed to escape. One pistol, a double-barrel gun, and several cartridges have been recovered, he informed further.
Earlier today, Prabhat Mishra, also an aide of the main accused, died after being shot at by the police.
Mishra had sustained an injury on the leg after being shot at by the police and was rushed to a hospital before being pronounced dead.
Vikas Dubey is the main accused in the encounter that took place in Kanpur last week, in which a group of assailants allegedly opened fire on a police team, which had gone to arrest him. Eight police personnel were killed in the encounter.
A search operation is currently underway to nab Dubey. (ANI)