The Uttar Pradesh Police have gunned down two more close aides of Dubey - Prabhat Mishra and Praveen Dubey. Dubey was killed in Etawah when he was trying to escape after stealing a car. Mishra, meanwhile, was being brought to Kanpur after his arrest in Haryana’s Faridabad. He was gunned down when he tried to flee from the police custody. It is being said that two STF officers were injured in the firing.
“The police personnel were changing the tyre of escort vehicles as it got punctured near Panki on way to Kanpur. Mishra tried to escape and was shot down,” said ADG (Law and Order), Prashant Kumar.Police recovered two 9 mm pistols looted from policemen with 44 live rounds from Mishra’s possession.They were among the 15 men who attacked the team of policemen on the intervening night of July 2 and 3. Both Dubey and Mishra carried a cash reward of Rs 50,000 each. With this, five criminals involved in the Kanpur shootout have now been killed. On Wednesday morning, a team of UP Police engaged Dubey’s accomplice, Amar Dubey, in a gunfight in Hamirpur. Amar succumbed to injuries hours later.