The Uttar Pradesh government has directed the state DGP to initiate action against over 30 police personnel for laxity leading to the Kanpur ambush, in which eight policemen were killed by henchmen of gangster Vikas Dubey in July this year. In a letter to the DGP this month, the government directed for punishment to 14 policemen. The government said eight of them, including the then Chaubepur SHO, Vinay Tewari, be given exemplary punishment. The government also asked to take disciplinary action against 23 other policemen after a proper inquiry by an official. Last week, the UP government suspended former Kanpur police chief, Anant Dev, after an SIT probe pointed at a nexus between police and gangster Vikas Dubey.