In a big development in Kanpur encounter case, two close aides of terrorist Vikas Dubey were gunned down by the UP police in two separate encounters on Thursday, July 9. Prabhat Mishra alias Kartikeya and Ranvir Bhavvan Shukla were the two identified terrorists involved in the Kanpur ambush.
The encounter occurred when the Special Task Force arrested Prabhat Mishra in Faridabad while he was brought to Kanpur on transit remand.
According to an STF official, "Our vehicle was in the Panki area in Kanpur when it developed a snag. As the vehicle was being repaired, Prabhat Mishra tried to snatch the pistol of an inspector and opened fire at the STF team. He was shot dead in retaliatory firing."
In the second encounter, Ranvir alias Bhavvan Shukla, tried to flee in a car when he was shot dead by the STF in Etawah. According to the officials, the police received a tip-off that a Swift Desire was spotted which was moving suspiciously and also had a Delhi registration number.
3 other miscreants who were following in a Scorpio managed to flee
"When we tried to intercept the car in the Civil Lines area, the miscreants opened fire at the police. Bauan Shukla was killed in retaliatory firing. Three other miscreants who were following in a Scorpio managed to flee. We have cordoned off the area and a search is on for them," he said.
The SSP said that a pistol, a double barrel gun and some ammunition has been seized from the miscreant. Bauan Shukla carried a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head and was involved in firing on policemen on July 3 that left eight police personnel dead in Bikru village.
Earlier on Wednesday, Dubey's trusted lieutenant, Amar Dubey, who was also his nephew, was killed in an encounter in Maudaha in Hamirpur district.
(With inputs from wires)