Kanpur: Three police personnel, including two sub-inspectors and a constable, have been suspended on charges of laxity in duty in connection with the death of eight policemen in Kanpur, a senior official said on Monday.

"A preliminary inquiry has been initiated against all three policemen, including sub-inspectors Kunwarpal and Krishna Kumar Sharma and constable Rajeev, all posted at the Chaubeypur Police Station," Kanpur SSP Dinesh Kumar P said.

Referring to the encounter that was brought about when police attempted to raid a location in an attempt to arrest dreaded criminal Vikas Dubey and his gang, a police PRO stated, “they (3 policemen) have been suspended for laxity in duty”.

An FIR will also be lodged against the policemen and they will face further action if their involvement is proved during the course of inquiry, the SSP added.