Hyderabad: The Special Investigation Team formed to probe into cases against slain gangster Nayeemuddin has failed to unravel links of top politicians and senior police officials with the renegade Naxal.
The “diary” reportedly found with Nayeem, which had chronicled all his dealings with high-profile persons, is still a secret. None of the official communications of the SIT has stated anything about the “diary” or “ledger books” that were apparently seized from his hideouts in Alkapuri in Cyberabad or his other dens elsewhere.
So far about 60 criminal cases have been booked against Nayeem and his aides and more than 50 people, including his drivers, aides, other gangsters, former Naxals and politicians, have been arrested. But no MLA, MLC or IPS official — retired or serving — has been arrested or questioned in connection with these cases.
None will be spared, says Nayani
Home minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy said, “We will not interfere in the investigation. The SIT is checking who is involved in the case. They are taking a few of the arrested from judicial custody and are questioning them. Once these cases are finalised, we will take stock of the situation. We will not spare anyone however big they are.”
The SIT was set up in August after the killing of Nayeemuddin and cases from all districts were transferred to it. The team headed by IG-rank official Y. Nagi Reddy and handpicked officials took over the investigation.
A senior police official said, “The case was moving first when it was being dealt with by the Cyberabad and Nalgonda police. Many retired IPS officials came out in the open, pointing fingers at both retired and serving officials. Politicians, too, came out naming each other. So far none of them have been questioned. One of the FIRs mentioned TRS MLC Neti Vidyasagar as a complainant had alleged that he had suggested that he approach Nayeem.”
Former Congress MLA Malreddy Ranga Reddy had made allegations against TRS MLA Manchireddy Kishan Reddy and had lodged a complaint in Lokayukta against him.
“All these names should either be cleared or they should be booked. The secrecy behind the diary if it exists will be unravelled,” said a retired police official.
Professor M. Kodandaram of TJAC too has asked the state to make the diary public.
SIT chief Y. Nagireddy was not available for comment....