The news reports that Dubey was seen traveling in a Tata Safari earlier and the vehicle which turtled before the encounter was a Mahindra TUV300.
Reports claimed that Dubey was seen in a different car than the one which overturned before the encounter. Dubey was reportedly seen traveling in a safari car earlier, and the vehicle which turned upside-down before the encounter was a TUV300. It was also reported that police in Sachendi area of Kanpur stopped some media vehicles, who were following the convoy, while bringing back Vikas Dubey from Madhya Pradesh, before the encounter. The Uttar Pradesh police, however, denied the switching of vehicles. Since there is no concrete proof to show the switching of vehicles, this claim cannot be objectively verified.