Kanpur Shootout HIGHLIGHTS: CM Yogi announces Rs 1 crore ex-gratia to kin of policemen killed during raid, meets injured cops in Lucknow

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Updated: July 3, 2020 11:33:56 pm

8 Cops Killed in Kanpur Latest Updates: UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced that Rs 1 crore ex-gratia and government job will be provided to the families of all the 8 UP police personnel.

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Kanpur Latest News: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday announced Rs 1 crore ex-gratia to kin of policemen killed during a raid at criminal Vikas Dubey’s residence in Kanpur. “In Kanpur encounter, our 8 policemen lost their lives and 2 criminals died. Sacrifice of our policemen won’t go in vain. People responsible for this, won’t be spared. Government will provide an ex-gratia of Rs 1 crore each to kin of deceased, pension and government job,” he said after paying floral tributes to the slain cops in Kanpur. Earlier on Thursday night, 8 police personnel including a deputy superintendent of police, were killed and seven others injured in an encounter with criminals in Kanpur. The encounter took place when a police team was approaching to arrest Vikas Dubey, a history-sheeter facing 60 criminal cases, in Dikru village under the Chaubeypur police station. During combing operation, police neutralised two criminals. Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party led by Akhilesh Yadav said the state has become “Hatya Pradesh”. “In ‘rogi sarkar’ ‘jungleraj’, UP has become ‘hatya pradesh’, wherein Kanpur criminals patronised by those in power attacked policemen killing eight of them,” the party said in a tweet.

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    19:59 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur shootout: Adityanath meets families of policemen killed during encounter

    Kanpur encounter: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath rushed to Kanpur to meet the family members of the slain policemen in Kanpur. He  announced financial assistance of Rs 1 crore each to the bereaved families. This morning, eight police personnel, including a DSP, were gunned down in a village near the city by the henchmen of a criminal who lost two of them in a firefight later. Seven others, including a civilian, were injured in the attack from a rooftop on a police team after it entered Bikru village past Thursday midnight to arrest Vikas Dubey, a history-sheeter who faces about 60 criminal cases. The chief minister promised that those behind the heinous crime will not be spared. (PTI)

    18:36 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur encounter: Sacrifice of policemen won't go in vain, warns Yogi Adityanath

    Kanpur Shootout: Yogi Adityanath says that sacrifice of policemen won't go in vain anf people responsiblthat for the killing of personnel won't be spared. He also announces an ex gratia of Rs 1 crore each to kin of deceased, pension and government job. Earlier today, 8 policement lost their lives in firing when they were out to nab history-sheeter Vikas Dubey. 

    17:56 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    CM Adityanath announces Rs 1 crore ex-gratia

    UP CM Yogi Adityanath said Rs 1 crore will be given to the families of 8 cops killed in Kanpur encounter. "In Kanpur encounter, our 8 policemen lost their lives & 2 criminals died. Sacrifice of our policemen won't go in vain. People responsible for this, won't be spared. Govt will provide an ex gratia of Rs 1 crore each to kin of deceased, pension & govt job," he said.

    17:55 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    CM Adityanath visits injured cops

    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visits Regency Hospital where policemen are undergoing treatment.

    17:46 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    CM Adityanath pays floral tribute to slain cops

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath pays floral tributes to the policemen at the police line.

    17:27 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur news: Keshav Prasad Maurya assures strict action

    UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya has promises strict action against the culprits. He said that accused will be nabbed soon and will face the law.

    17:01 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur Encounter Latest Update: CM Yogi seeks detailed report

    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid tributes to the slain policemen and conveyed his heartfelt condolences to their family members. According to a government spokesperson, the chief minister directed the police chief to take stringent action against the culprits and collect detailed report from the spot immediately.

    16:37 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Vikas Dubey killed BJP leader Santosh Shukla in 2001: Report

    A PTI report quoting sources said Vikas Dubey had allegedly killed Santosh Shukla, an MoS-rank BJP leader, inside a police station in 2001.

    16:15 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Criminal Vikas Dubey carries cash reward of Rs 25,000

    Vikas Dubey, who was carrying a cash reward of Rs 25,000 on his head, was arrested by the STF from Krishna Nagar in 2017. The STF had seized an automatic 30 spring rifle and a number of cartridges from Dubey's possession.

    15:41 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur: 30 spring rifle used to attack cops

    IG STF Amitabh Yash claimed that an automatic 30 spring rifle, which was seized from Dubey's possession during his arrest by the STF in Lucknow in 2017, was used in the Friday's attack on policemen. The automatic rifle was released in someone's favour by a Lucknow court. "We will investigate under which circumstances the automatic rifle was released in someone's else favour," Yash said.

    15:26 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur encounter: Attackers fled with police weapons

    A police spokesman told PTI that the attackers also took away weapons, including an AK-47 rifle, an INSAS rifle, a glock pistol, two .9mm pistols, from the policemen.

    14:49 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Two criminals killed in separate encounter in Kanpur

    In a separate encounter, police killed two criminals during a combing operation. Inspector General of Police, Kanpur, Mohit Agarwal said, "Two persons identified as Prem Prakash Pandey and Atul Dubey were killed in a separate encounter in Nivada village and a pistol, which was taken away by criminals from policemen in earlier encounter, was recovered."

    14:38 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur shootout: Akhilesh Yadav slams Yogi government

    Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav said the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is doing 'natak' of small encounters in fear that it stands exposed. "This will affect morale of the force and their anger will increase. Government should immediately announce compensation and secure family members (of martyrs)," he said.

    14:01 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur encounter - Latest visuals

    8 Uttar Pradesh Police personnel, including a deputy superintendent of police, were killed and seven others injured in an encounter with criminals in Kanpur.

    13:44 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Another proof of hooliganism in Uttar Pradesh, tweets Rahul Gandhi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out at the UP government over the killing of eight policemen in Kanpur, saying if the police is not safe, how can the people be. "Another proof of 'Gundaraj' in UP. When the police are not safe, how will the public be? My heartfelt condolences are with the families of the slain martyrs and I wish the injured a speedy recovery," he tweeted in Hindi.

    12:59 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur: 'Shameful and unfortunate', tweets Mayawati

    BSP Supremo Mayawati termed the incident as "shameful and unfortunate", and added that "it is clear that the UP government needs to be more alert on law and order issue." "Those involved should not be spared by the government at any cost even if a special campaign is needed for that. The family of those who died should be given financial help and job should be given to one member of their family. This is demand of the BSP," the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said in a tweet.

    12:18 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    No one safe in Uttar Pradesh, tweets Priyanka Vadra

    Congress ;eader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter to condole the deaths and attack the Yogi Adityanath government saying no one was safe in the state. "Eight policemen were martyred while they went to nab criminals. I pay my condolence to the family of the martyrs. In UP, law and order has become very bad and criminals have no fear. From common man to policemen, no one is safe," she said.

    12:04 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Uttar Pradesh has become 'hatya pradesh': SP reacts to Kanpur encounter

    Samjwadi Party said Uttar Pradesh has become 'hatya pradesh' (murder state). " In 'rogi sarkar' 'jungleraj', UP has become 'hatya pradesh', where in Kanpur criminals patronised by those in power attacked policemen killing eight of them," the party said in a tweet.

    11:53 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    'Sacrifice will not go in vain', tweets CM Yogi

    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that Uttar Pradesh will never forget the martyred policemen who had discharged their duties with unmatched courage. "Their sacrifice will not go in vain," he said in a tweet.

    11:39 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    8 Cops Killed in Kanpur Latest Updates

    According to DGP Awasthi, Vikas Dubey and his henchmen put up massive roadblocks to prevent the police personnel from proceeding towards their hideout. As the police team was caught unawares, the criminals fried at them from a building rooftop leading to the deaths.

    11:32 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    'Will investigate lapse on part of police'

    ADG Law and Order Prashant Kumar said if there has been any lapse on the part of the police, it will be investigated. "Few police weapons are also missing. Those responsible for the act will be caught and produced before the law," he said.

    11:25 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur Shootout News Live Updates

    ADG Law and Order Prashant Kumar visits spot of encounter in Bikaru village.

    11:14 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur: 8 cops killed in encounter identified

    Eight Policemen who lost their lives after being fired upon by criminals in Kanpur today are -- CO Devendra Kumar Mishra, SO Mahesh Yadav, Chowki Incharge Anup Kumar, Sub-Inspector Nebulal, Constables Sultan Singh, Rahul, Jitendra and Bablu.

    11:04 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Criminals managed to escape from site: Police

    DGP HC Awasthi said around 7 cops were injured after they were attacked. "Operation still underway as criminals managed to escape, taking advantage of the dark. IG, ADG, ADG (Law & Order) have been sent there to supervise operation," he said.

    11:02 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur: Forensic team at encounter site

    On getting information about the incident, additional DG (Law and Order), IG (Kanpur) and the senior SP of Kanpur rushed to the spot, where a forensic team has started investigations. The forensic team has joined by another team from Lucknow.

    10:38 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Who is Vikas Dubey?

    Vikas Dubey is a criminal against whom 60 criminal cases have been filed. According to police, the encounter took place when the police team was approaching to arrest Vikas Dubey in Dikru village. Police went to arrest him after a villager, identified as Rahul Tiwari, lodged a case of attempt to murder against Vikas Dubey recently.

    10:18 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur Police Encounter with Vikas Dubey: Combing operation underway

    JN Singh, ADG Kanpur zone, said that combing operation is currently underway. "Police from neighbouring districts Kannauj and Kanpur Dehat have also been called," he said.

    10:15 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur encounter - Latest visuals

    SSP Kanpur said that policemen had gone to raid Bikaru village in search of history-sheeter Vikas Dubey following complaint of attempt to murder against him. "They were ambushed," the SSP told ANI.

    10:12 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur: Cops killed after Vikas Dubey supporters open fire

    DGP Awasthi said case under Sec 307 was lodged against history-sheeter Vikas Dubey. Police had gone to arrest him. "JCBs were put up there which obstructed our vehicles. When Force got down, criminals opened fire. There was retaliatory firing but criminals were at a height, so our 8 men died," he said.

    10:08 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur encounter today: CM Adityanath orders strict action

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has reacted to the development angrily. He paid tributes to the slain policemen and conveyed his heartfelt condolences to their family members. The CM has asked DGP HC Awasthi to take strict action against those behind the killings.

    10:06 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur Police Encounter: STF pressed into action

    DGP HC Awasthi said that STF has been deployed. "IG/STF is reaching the spot. Kanpur STF is already at work," he said. A large scale opeartion is being carried out. This is in continuation with the operation for which the team had gone there in the first place.

    10:01 (IST)03 Jul 2020
    Kanpur News: 8 UP police cops killed in encounter

    At least eight Uttar Pradesh police personnel, including a deputy superintendent of police, were killed in an encounter with criminals in Kanpur.

    Police said cops had gone to arrest criminal Vikas Dubey against whom 60 cases are filed. When police reached his residence, assailants opened fire on the cops, leaving 8 dead and injuring many. The crime took place on Thursday night in Dikru village under Chaubeypur police station.
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