SIT to Probe into Cases Against Gangster Nayeem: Telangana Government


New Delhi: Telangana Government on Wednesday formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate all the cases filed against slain Nayeemuddin alias Nayeem. Headed by IG Nagi Reddy, the SIT will club all cases related to gangster Nayeem and his associates reported in Hyderabad, Cyberabad, Ranga Reddy, Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar and other places.

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The SIT would begin functioning immediately and investigate from where the seized material has originated, especially land documents, arms and ammunition and explosives, a release from the office of Telangana Director General of Police said.

Nagi Reddy, Inspector General Police, North Zone, would be in-charge of the SIT, comprising officers from various districts, constituted by the Director General of Police Anurag Sharma.

The 45-year-old, wanted in a string of cases including the murder of a police officer in 1993, was killed in an alleged exchange of fire with police in Shadnagar town of Mahabubnagar district on Monday.

The incident had occurred when police teams, tracking a case of attempted extortion registered in Nizamabad district, came under fire from a suspiciously moving SUV near Millennium Colony on the outskirts of Shadnaga.

Police yesterday conducted searches at different places in Nalgonda district – Nayeemuddin is a native of this district – and arrested nine persons, including four of his family members, on the charge of land-grabbing and extortion.

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