Dubey was absconding since he and his henchmen laid an ambush on a UP Police party and killed eight of them including two senior officers. Eight policemen had walked into a trap set by Dubey and fell to a hail of bullets fired from rooftops.
Dubey was said to be moving around without a mask in the temple vicinity in Ujjain. He has whisked away to unidentified location for medical examination and questioning, according to police sources.
The UP Police had launched a massive hunt to nab Dubey, a history-sheeter who has about 60 criminal cases against him.
He was spotted at a Faridabad hotel on Wednesday. He, however, managed to give the police a slip.
Three of Dubey's close aides were killed in encunters in last 24 hours.