Kanpur Court Sentences Vikas Dubey’s Aide to 5 Years in Policemen Killing Case

Kanpur: A Kanpur Dehat court has sentenced Shyamu Bajpai, an aide of deceased gangster Vikas Dubey, to five years of rigorous imprisonment. Bajpai was convicted for firing at a police team sent to arrest him after the killing of eight policemen in Bikru village in 2020. He was charged under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code for attempted murder.

This is the first conviction in the Bikru killing and related cases. Additional District and Sessions Judge Amit Malviya imposed a fine of ₹5,000 on Bajpai and an additional three months of simple imprisonment if the fine is not paid.

Shyamu Bajpai, who had a cash reward of ₹25,000, was arrested in the Chaubeypur area six days after the Bikru killing following a police encounter. He attempted to escape during the arrest and fired at the police team.

Bajpai played a significant role in hiding the weapons used in the attack on the policemen. The testimonies of witnesses and forensic reports were instrumental in securing the conviction.

The ambush in Bikru village occurred on July 3, 2020, resulting in the deaths of eight personnel, including Deputy Superintendent of Police Devendra Mishra. Vikas Dubey, the mastermind behind the incident, was killed in a police encounter on July 10 while trying to escape custody.

Out of the 41 individuals accused in the Bikru killing, 32 have been charged under the Gangster Act, and seven others, including a minor, are out on bail. The police have also invoked the National Security Act against seven people involved in the case.

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