Eight police officers have died and five others were injured in an operation in northern India to try to arrest one of the country’s most wanted criminals, Vikas Dubey, who has been charged with several murders, including one of a prominent ruling party politician. , the Indian People’s Party (BJP), in 2001.
The operation took place in the city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh state in early Friday when the police tried to break into Dubey’s estate, which was again accused of murder, this time by a local resident.
The officers found that Dubey and his men had barricaded themselves across the city and blocked the entrances with concrete blocks and bulldozers before firing AK assault rifles from the roofs of the houses against security forces. -47 whose casings were found at the confrontation site.
The police tried to respond to the shootout, but the criminals took advantage of the fact that they were higher up to accommodate the agents, said the director general of the police, HC Awasthi.