Mumbai: Arvind alias Guddan Trivedi, henchman of the slain gangster Vikas Dubey and one of the needed in the killings of eight Kanpur policemen, and his driver had been nabbed from Thane by the Anti Terrorism Squad, Juhu (Mumbai) Unit, an official mentioned right here on Saturday.
Following a tip-off acquired on Saturday by ATS Inspector Daya Nayak that the duo was determined in search of a spot to cover in Mumbai or Thane, a lure was laid for them in Thane.
As per the knowledge, Guddan (46) and his driver Sushilkumar alias Sonu Suresh Tiwari (30) walked into the lure laid at a location on the busy Kolshet Road in Thane and had been nabbed by the ready ATS Juhu staff.
As per preliminary investigations, Guddan – together with Vikas Dubey – has been involved in a number of critical instances, together with the 2001 murder of Uttar Pradesh minister Santosh Shukla for which the UP authorities had introduced a reward.
Guddan and Tiwari had been absconding because the incident of July three at Bikru village in Kanpur in which Vikas Dubey and his staff fired on the police staff, killing eight police personnel, sparking a nationwide furore.
Vikas Dubey was traced to well-known Mahakal temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh the place he surrendered and was being taken to Kanpur. However, en route, he was shot useless by the UP Police when he tried to flee after an accident close to Kanpur on Friday morning.
The Choubeypur Police Station, which registered the case towards Vikas Dubey and his gang for the assaults and killing of eight cops, has launched a nationwide hunt for the opposite gangsters who had been absconding.
Barely 24 hours after Vikas Dubey’s encounter, his confederate Guddan and driver Tiwari have been arrested by Mumbai ATS, and in response to a police official, they’re more likely to be taken to Uttar Pradesh quickly after finishing related formalities right here.