'UP is so backward, its rulers must hang their heads in shame': Congress leader P Chidambaram after Kanpur encounter

DNA Saturday, 4 July 2020
At least eight police personnel, including Deputy SP Devendra Mishra, were killed and four were injured after they were fired upon by criminals when the police team had gone to raid Vikas Dubey~s house in Chaubepur in Kanpur in the early morning of Friday.

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The station officer of Bithoor police station, Kaushalendra Pratap Singh, in Kanpur district who was injured in the savage attack on a police team, recalled the events of the intervening night of July 02-03 in during which eight policemen killed in the line of duty. Kaushalendra Pratap Singh said that his police station had received a phone call and was asked to accompany a raid team from the Chaubeypur police station that day. "Our team left at around 12:30 am that night (the intervening night of July2-3) to conduct raid (at Vikas Dubey's residence). We parked our cars near the site of raid and started walking towards his house,"said Bithoor's SHO, Kaushalendra Pratap. "A JCB was placed as an obstruction in such a way that only one person could move to the other side. As soon as we crossed the JCB parked near his house, a spray of bullets was unleashed on us," Pratap added.

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