Hyderabad: Sleuths from the Special Investigation Team, who are investigating cases related to slain gangster Md Nayeemuddin, have arrested 10 more members of his gang on various charges — including kidnapping and extortion.
The latest set of arrests brings the total number of people in custody to 54. As many as 62 cases have been registered against Nayeemuddin and his alleged gang members, in Telangana.
“During the course of investigations into the gang, the SIT's officers arrested 10 individuals from Karimangar and Nalgonda districts,” an SIT official said.
Md Ahmed Khan, the main henchman of Nayeem, along with nine associates — who were allegedly involved in seven cases of kidnap and extortions — forced registration of land and plots in Bhongir town of Nalgonda. Khan has been arrested, the official said.
The arrests were made over the course of the past two days. Nayeemuddin alias Nayeem alias Balanna (45), wanted in a string of crimes including the murder of an IPS officer, was killed in an exchange of fire with police in Shadnagar town in Mahabubnagar.