An Uttar Pradesh cop, who was a aspect of the workforce fashioned to arrest notorious criminal Vikas Dubey, has recounted the horror that unfolded through the failed raid.
Kaushalendra Pratap, the Station Home Officer of Kanpur’s Bithoor law enforcement station – just one of the a few police stations included in the unwell-fated raid, narrated in element how the staff walked into the ambush which led to the loss of life of eight cops.
“We still left our cars 150-200 metres from the property (of Vikas Dubey) as there was an earthmover blocking the street. We walked from there. There had been folks currently waiting for us on the rooftops. As before long as we approached the residence, we ended up fired on from all sides. And, we ran for include,” he said.
8 police personnel, which include a Deputy Superintendent of Police, dropped their life immediately after they were fired on by criminals in the early hrs of Friday.
In his 2-moment account, Mr Pratap also talked about what could be the probable explanation at the rear of the unsuccessful raid.
“We tried using to hearth back at them but couldn’t since we could not see the target correctly as they were being on rooftops. And, the attackers from their bigger vantage point they hurt most users in our workforce in the initial round of firing itself,” said the law enforcement officer.
The cop, who himself obtained injured in the firing and is acquiring cure at a healthcare facility, also recalled how he saved the life of two of his colleagues.
“Two of the officers who ended up with me all through the raid acquired shot at. Because they were being with me, I felt liable for them. I received them out of there with excellent problems,” he reported.
In the meantime, there is suspicion on some of the employees of the Chaubepur police station of leaking information and facts to Vikas Dubey immediately after just one of his associates, who was arrested currently, advised the police that his manager received a idea-off from the law enforcement about the impending arrest. He claimed that following getting the info, the notorious prison referred to as in reinforcements and ambushed the 50-member police workforce.
The station in-demand of the Chaubepur police station has also been suspended and is becoming questioned by the law enforcement.
Vikas Dubey, who is wished in far more than 60 instances of attempted murder, abduction, extortion and rioting, has been on the run since Friday.