Gwalior: Madhya Pradesh Police will help its Uttar Pradesh counterpart in the hunt for absconding gangster Vikas Dubey, who along with his gang had gunned down eight police officials in Bikru village in Kanpur district on June 3.
The development comes after the Uttar Pradesh Police sought the state police help in hunting down Dubey.
The possibility of Dubey slipping into the infamous ravines of Chambal in Madhya pradesh cannot be ruled out. Posters of the most wanted criminal have already appeared in public places in Gwalior, Bhind, and Morena districts.
Deputy Inspector General of Police (Gwalior Range) AK Pande said that the Madhya Pradesh Police will offer all help to UP authorities and coordinate the efforts to nab the outlaw.
The state police has also expressed the possibility of a higher award on Dubey's head.
Vikas Dubey now carries a bounty of Rs 2.5 lakh
The Yogi Adityanath government has increased the reward on the head of gangster Vikas Dubey to Rs 2.5 lakh.
Dubey, who is the main accused in the killing of eight police personnel in Kanpur on Friday, is absconding after the incident.
The government had earlier announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for anyone who gave information about Dubey's whereabouts. The amount was later increased to Rs one lakh.
Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police H.C. Awasthi said on Monday that the reward money was being raised to Rs 2.5 lakh as police teams continued to search for the gangster and his accomplices.
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