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8 cops transferred day before Vikas Dubey’s arrest in Ujjain, Congress alleges ‘staged surrender’

Gangster Vikas Dubey was apprehended in MP’s Ujjain following a 5-day manhunt by UP Police. He has been accused of staging an ambush at his home in Kanpur where 8 policemen were killed on the night of July 3. Video of Vikas Dubey accompanying security personnel inside Mahakal temple in Ujjain on Thursday (Picture Courtesy:…

Gangster Vikas Dubey was apprehended in MP’s Ujjain following a 5-day manhunt by UP Police. He has been accused of staging an ambush at his home in Kanpur where 8 policemen were killed on the night of July 3.

Video of Vikas Dubey accompanying security personnel inside Mahakal temple in Ujjain on Thursday

Video of Vikas Dubey accompanying security personnel inside Mahakal temple in Ujjain on Thursday (Picture Courtesy: Twitter @digvijaya_28)

Eight police officers were transferred in Ujjain on Wednesday ahead of gangster Vikas Dubey’s arrest at the Mahakal temple in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.

Opposition parties in Madhya Pradesh, including the Congress, have alleged that Vikas Dubey’s arrest is indeed a “staged surrender” facilitated by a senior BJP Minister in the Cabinet of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

This is how the dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey was “arrested” by MP Police for which Shivraj is taking credit. The credit should go to the Pvt Security Agency owned by BJP MP in Rajya Sabha, engaged at Mahakal temple in Ujjain. pic.twitter.com/WLHglXH1wF

— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) July 9, 2020

According to a document accessed by India Today, station house officer (SHO) of Mahakal police station and Mahakal chowki in-charge are among those transferred.

The Mahakal Temple where Dubey was spotted and arrested falls under the jurisdiction of the Mahakal police station.

According to the document (T-3727) dated July 8, 2020, a total of 10 policemen were transferred in Ujjain on Wednesday. One Arvind Singh Tomar was transferred from police line to Mahakal police station as station in-charge.

At the same time, one Prakash Vaskale was transferred from Mahakal police station to Neelganga police station. Another policeman, Rajesh Yadav was transferred from police line to in-charge of Mahakal temple chowki. By the same order, policewoman Asha Solanki was transferred from Mahakal temple chowki to women’s crime cell, Ujjain.

The order is signed by Ujjain Superintendent of Police (SP) Manoj Kumar Singh.

A copy of the transfer order (Photo Credits: Hemendar Sharma)

Vikas Dubey, with over 60 criminal cases against him, had been on the run since July 3 when he ambushed a team of policemen at his residence in Kanpur’s Bikru village that led to eight cops getting killed in the line of duty.

Vikas Dubey was spotted by home guards deployed at the Mahakal temple in Ujjain who later alerted local police.

Upon arrival, the police placed Dubey in custody. Videos have surfaced of the gangster wanted for the brutal killing of eight policemen telling Ujjain police, “Main Vikas Dubey hun. Kanpur wala (I am Vikas Dubey, the one from Kanpur)”.

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