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SIT to probe gangster Nayeemuddin's killing

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

An SIT was constituted today to probe the killing of notorious Maoist renegade-turned-gangster Mohammed Nayeemuddin and investigate "various criminal activities" conducted by him and his associates in Telangana.

The Special Investigation Team 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 DGP 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.

45-year-old Nayeemuddin, wanted in a string of cases including the murder of an IPS 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.

The SIT consists of B Srinivasa Reddy, Addl. DCP, Crimes, Cyberabad; Sridhar, Inspector of Police, Begumbazar, Hyderabad city; S Sudhakar, Inspector of Police, Tr PS, Uppal; Shakir Hussain, Inspector of Police, Wanaparthy Circle; Rajashekar Raju, Inspector of Police, Korutla Circle, Karimnagar; Samala Venkatesh, Inspector of Police, CCS, Sangareddy; P Madhusudhan Reddy, Inspector of Police, Kodad Circle; and and Seetharam, Inspector of Police, Armoor Circle.

First Published: Wed, August 10 2016. 18:07 IST