Vikas Dubey, the man responsible for the ambush and massacre of eight policemen who came to arrest him in Kanpur, has been apprehended and is currently held in a police station in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. He was going to the Ujjain Mahakal Temple when the security stationed there identified him. Upon being asked about his identity, he promptly admitted who he was and is awaiting interrogation.

Kanpur encounter main accused Vikas Dubey has been arrested at a police station in Ujjain on Thursday, as per sources in the Uttar Pradesh government. UP government sources told that Vikas Dubey, the main accused in Kanpur encounter case, has been arrested and is at a police station in Ujjain. 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. Earlier today, Bahua Dubey and Prabhat Mishra, close aides of the main accused, were killed in separate encounters in Etawah and Kanpur respectively. Now, Dubey has also been arrested and is in police custody. Whereas, Shyamu Bajpai, also an aide to Dubey, has been arrested by Chaubeypur police following an encounter. He carried a reward of Rs 25,000. Uttar Pradesh’s Special Task Force (STF) had gunned down Vikas Dubey’s close aide Amar Dubey in Hamirpur district, earlier on Wednesday.

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He was going to the Ujjain Mahakal Temple when the security stationed there identified him. Upon being asked about his identity, he promptly admitted who he was and is awaiting interrogation.

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