FARIDABAD / GURGAON/ LUCKNOW: A team of Uttar Pradesh STF and Haryana police detained three aides of Vikas Dubey after it raided a hotel in Faridabad in search of the gangster, who is the main accused in the Bikru village shootout in which eight policemen were killed.
The UP STF came to know about Dubey’s location on Tuesday evening and passed on the information to the Faridabad police, but before the cops reached, Dubey, along with his four aides, managed to escape.
According to the sources, Dubey was hiding in Faridabad and planned to surrender before a court in Delhi. Dubey, according to police sources, is fearing that he will be killed in an encounter by the UP police. He is apprehensive about his surrender appeal before a UP court so he is trying to surrender before a court outside that state.
The raid at the Faridabad hotel lasted for two hours, during which the STF questioned Dubey’s associates. Gurgaon police had sealed its border after the raid to check Dubey’s possible entry into the district. Cops believe Dubey might be hiding somewhere in NCR.
Haryana police is now scanning the CCTV footage of the locality and nearby areas to get clue about the fugitive don. In one of the grabs, a person is seen standing on the road with a bag. “The face of the person is not visible in the grab, so it’s difficult to establish his identity. We are scanning multiple footages and the informer network has been activated to trace Dubey,” said a senior police officer of Haryana police.
Officers privy to the probe believe that soon after the ambush on Thursday night, Dubey probably reached Delhi from where he travelled to Faridabad. UP STF sleuths first reached a hotel in Badarpur locality of Delhi to inquire about the gangster and then by Tuesday night, they reached Faridabad.
The hotel, which is situated near Badkal Chowk in Faridabad, is said to be owned by Dubey and the STF had information that he was hiding in this hotel. “It appears that Dubey got prior information of the raid and managed to escape. STF was scanning the footage of the hotel and adjoining areas to get whatever leads it can to trace his movements,” said a source.


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