UP gangster Vikas Dubey arrested in Madhya Pradesh

After a week-long game of hide-and-seek with the police, gangster Vikas Dubey, who was wanted for killing eight policemen, has been arrested from Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain, the UP police confirmed on Thursday.

Dubey, who was on the run since last Thursday when he and his men ambushed a police party and killed 8 cops, was arrested from near the Mahakal temple. His closest aide Amar Dubey was killed in an encounter with cops on Wednesday. The same day, CCTV footage from a hotel in Faridabad showed a masked man suspected to be Dubey. However, he fled the premises before the police could nab him.

Vikas Dubey was spotted at Mahakal temple around 8 am, according to the police. He was buying prayer offerings to take inside the temple when the shopkeeper recognized him and reportedly alerted security guards. When he emerged from the temple, the guards questioned him.

He first produced a fake ID card of a much younger man. When prodded further, he hit out at the guards, who dragged him to the police station.