Today the wanted Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey was arrested in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain. It is learnt that Dubey had come to Ujjain to offer prayers at Mahakaal Temple. Dubey was identified by a security guard at the Mahakaal Temple.
The guard then called Ujjain police following which Superintendent of Police Manoj Singh arrived at the Mahakaal Temple with a large force. Vikas Dubey was then taken into custody by Ujjain Police almost 150 hours after the dreaded gangster and his henchmen ambushed and killed eight Uttar Pradesh policemen on July 3 at his village in Kanpur.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was informed about the arrest by state Director General of Police Vivek Johri. Sources said that CM Chouhan then called Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and informed him about Dubey's arrest.
With a criminal career spanning three decades, Vikas has now probably signed his own death warrant. It was precisely in 1990 when Vikas as a 20-year-old was first dragged to the police station after he had beaten some men from another caste for allegedly insulting his father. But the question is how did a small-time goon go on to build a major crime network and call the shots for so many years? His is the classic case of how gangsters and dons are born out of political greed and patronage, corrupt officials, and a system which is easy to exploit with money and muscle power.
In yet another development, another close aide of Vikas Dubey identified as Prabhat Mishra was killed by Uttar Pradesh police in an encounter near Kanpur. It is to be noted that Prabhat was arrested by Haryana Police on Wednesday (July 8) and was being brought to Uttar Pradesh on a transit remand for further interrogation when he tried to escape from police custody and was shot dead.