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Lucknow IG Lakshmi Singh probes Kanpur encounter

By IndianMandarins- 08 Jul 2020


DIG STF Anant Deo has been transferred to PAC in Moradabad Sector as Uttar Pradesh Police ordered an inquiry into a reported letter written by Deputy SP Devendra Kumar Mishra to Deo, who was then Kanpur SSP, alleging links between history-sheeter criminal Vikas Dubey and a local police station head. Three more IPS officers have been transferred.

The police had said though there was no record of the letter, which surfaced on social media, at the SSP’s office or other offices, they would probe into the matter. Lucknow Range IG Lakshmi Singh has been assigned the probe which has already started.

In the letter supposedly written in March, DSP Mishra had accused Chaubeypur police station in-charge Vinay Tiwari of diluting the charges leveled in a case against the gangster. Mishra was among the eight policemen killed in an ambush allegedly laid by Vikas Dubey at his Bikru village near Kanpur. 

Vinay Tiwari is one of the four Chaubeypur station policemen suspended after the attack, under suspicion of having tipped off Dubey that a police team was on its way to arrest him.

Meanwhile, the government also transferred three other IPS officers, including Moradabad SSP Amit Pathak (IPS: 2007) and Varanasi SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary (IPS:2009). The two officials were posted in place of each other. Commandant Sudhir Kumar Singh (IPS:2009) of Agra-based 15th battalion of PAC has been shifted as to Lucknow as STF SSP.

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