Gangster Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the Kanpur encounter case, has been arrested from Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain.
He is the main accused in the killing of eight policemen in Kanpur’s Bikru village under the jurisdiction of Chaubepur Police Station in Uttar Pradesh.
On Thursday morning, two of his associates were killed in separate encounters in UP, police said.
Dubey, who was on the run since last Thursday was arrested from near the Mahakal temple. His closest aide Amar Dubey was killed in an encounter with cops on Wednesday.
More than 40 teams and a Special Task Force (STF) were commissioned to nab the wanted criminal.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in a tweet congratulated Ujjain Police for the arrest of Vikas Dubey.
Dubey has over 60 cases against him including murder, kidnapping, extortion and rioting.
Eight policemen were killed in the encounter which broke out when police went to arrest Vikas Dubey in a village in Kanpur on July 2.
As the police party reached the Bikru village to make the arrest, criminals opened indiscriminate fire from the rooftops, leaving Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Devendra Mishra, three sub-inspectors and four constables dead, officials said.