Mumbai | Jagran News Desk: Day after the police gunned down history-sheeter Vikas Dubey, the Maharashtra Police on Saturday arrested the gangster's aide Arvind alias Guddan Ramvilas Trivedi in Thane, reported news agency ANI.

According to ANI, the Maharashtra Police also arrested Trivedi's son Sonu Tiwari. An official said that the two absconding aides of Dubey were arrested by team of Juhu unit of Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested the duo from Kolshet in neighbouring Thane. 

As per initial reports, Trivedi was ivolved in over 60 cases along with Dubey, including the murder of former Uttar Pradesh Minister Santosh Shukla in 2001.

This comes a day after the police gunned down Vikas Dubey. Dubey was arrested by the police in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain on Thursday and was being brought back to Kanpur. The gangster, however, tried to run after the police's car overturned after a heard of cattle came in front of it. 

The police said that Dubey while taking advantage of the situation grabbed a pistol from an official and tried to run. He, however, got injured after the police "retalitaed in self-defence", the police said in a statement.

About Gangster Vikas Dubey:

Dubey faced a total of 61 criminal cases, including eight of murder involving the killing of at least 15 people. The last murder case registered in the Chaubeypur police station of the district following the ambush of a police team by his henchmen alone accounts for the killing of eight policemen, besides the seven other cases of murder registered against him between 1992 and 2017, reveals a police history sheet on Dubey's offences.

In his three-decade criminal career starting in 1990, Dubey faced nine cases of attempts to murder besides two under the NDPS Act, seven under the Gangsters Act, six under the Goonda Act, three under the Arms Act, besides a slew of cases for various other penal offences.

Nearly 80 per cent of the 61 FIRs registered against him were lodged during the first half of his criminal career which came to a gory end on Friday.

(With PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma