New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The postmortem report of history-sheeter Vikas Dubey, who was the main accused of the Kanpur encounter that led to death of eight police officials, has revealed that the notorious gangster died due to "haemorrhage and shock due to ante-mortem firearm injuries", reported news agency ANI. 

The police also arrested Dubey's aide Jaykant Vajpayee and the latter's friend Prashant Shukla arrested on Monday for their involvement in the Kanpur Encounter, reported ANI.

Vikas Dubey was the main accused in the killing of eight police officials in the Kanpur encounter. Following the Kanpur encounter, the Uttar Pradesh Police launched a hunt for him. The history-sheeter was later arrested from the Mahakal temple in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain.

Later, the police was shifting him to Kanpur from Ujjain. However, the vehicle in which the police was ferrying Dubey overturned and the gangster allegedly snatched a pistol from an official and tried to escape. The police, however, asked Dubey to surrender but the gangster started firing at the police. The police later said that Dubey was killed in the cross-fire.   

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The Uttar Pradesh government later formed a one-member commission, under retired Justice SK Aggarwal, to probe the encounter after the Opposition claimed that the history-sheeter was killed in a "fake encounter" to protect the identity of his political masters. The commission has been given two months time to submit its report, reported ANI.

Earlier, the state government had formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the rise of Vikas Dubey. The three-member Special Investigation Team, headed by Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary Sanjay R Bhoosreddy, on Friday issued a mobile number besides an e-mail id and postal addresses for the people, including their representatives, to contact the SIT to apprise it of whatever they may know about a nine-point probe agenda of the enquiry team.

"The enquiry will be conducted at the office of ACS Bhoosreddy. Those who want to provide evidence, documentary or oral, can meet him personally between Jul 20 and Jul 24 in the afternoon," the state government had said while adding that "those interested in providing details or evidence can also give the same on phone and email or through a letter".

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma