Rs 2.5 lakh bounty announced on man wanted in killing of 8 UP cops
Kanpur : The administration looking for gangster Vikas Dubey, who allegedly killed 8 Uttar Pradesh Policemen, has increased bounty on his head to Rs 2.5 lakh.
"The cash reward for the arrest of Vikas Dubey has been increased to Rs 2.50 lakh by UP Director General of Police HC Awasthy," Additional Director General Law and Order Prashant Kumar said on Monday.
Eight policemen, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, were killed in a fierce battle with the gangsters when they marched to a village in Kanpur in the early hours of Friday to arrest Dubey.
Since the incident, the gangster has been missing. In the past too, he has been caught several times but he always manages to escape the conviction.
The bounty on him was earlier increased from Rs 50,000 to one lakh.
His photos have also been circulated to the check posts at India-Nepal border. Dubey was reportedly last traced to Auraiya and the police suspect he may have left UP and escaped to Madhya Pradesh or Rajasthan.
Vikas Dubey is one of the state's most notorious criminals charged in 60 criminal cases including murders.