Vikas Dubey Arrested LIVE Updates: A car in the Special Task Force (STF) convoy taking gangster Vikas Dubey from Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain to Uttar Pradesh's Shivli overturned in Kanpur after crossing the toll plaza. It was not immediately clear if the history-sheeter, accused of masterminding a deadly ambush on a police party outside his Bikru village home, was in the same vehicle. The gangster was arrested outside Mahakal temple in the pilgrimage city of Ujjain on Thursday after purchasing prasad and an entry ticket to the shrine, ending a six-day manhunt.
Carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh for information leading to his arrest, Dubey had been on the run since last Friday night when a police party, which had gone to arrest him from his house in Bikru village in the Chaubeypur area of Kanpur, was ambushed. The group was caught in a hail of gunfire from rooftops, which left eight policemen, including a deputy superintendent, dead.
Police say he has been a prime accused in some 60 criminal cases in his lifetime, including murders. He was accused of killing a BJP MLA in a police station 20 years ago but was acquitted for lack of evidence.