Kanpur encounter: Two cops arrested for tipping off Vikas Dubey about police raid
A separate FIR has been registered against the two policemen for allegedly fleeing the encounter site, a police spokesperson said.
Kanpur: Suspended Chaubeypur station officer Vinay Tiwari and another policeman were arrested on Wednesday on charges of leaking information about police action to gangster Vikas Dubey prior to last week's encounter in Kanpur, in which eight policemen were killed.
Tiwari and beat in-charge of Bikru, KK Sharma, who were suspended soon after the encounter, have also been arrested on charges of fleeing the encounter site and putting the lives of other policemen in danger, Senior Superintendent of Police (Kanpur) Dinesh Kumar Prabhu said.
Both the suspended sub-inspectors were detained for questioning and later arrested, he said.
A separate FIR has been registered at the Chaubeypur police station against Tiwari and Sharma for allegedly fleeing the encounter site, a police spokesperson said.
Both the SIs allegedly tipped off Dubey, a dreaded gangster, about the impending police raid, he added.
Tiwari is said to have been grilled by sleuths from the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF).
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Police said Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter after a vehicle carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur met with an accident and he tried to escape in Bhauti.
The UP Police also denied that Dubey had surrendered at Ujjain and said that the accused who was on the run was identified at the Mahakaal Temple by the policemen at the temple premises.
Arvind alias Guddan Ramvilas Trivedi (46) was allegedly involved in the killing of eight policemen during a raid last week