Hyderabad: Special Investigation Team officials who are probing into the crimes and properties of renegade Naxal Nayeem, have so far taken over the investigation of 13 cases including the latest case of Rs 30 lakh extortion that was booked at the Korutla police station in Karimnagar.
The SIT with the help of Cyberabad police scrutinised 599 property documents of accused Nayeemuddin and it is estimated that around 233 acre and 29 gunta of land has been registered in the name of his family members and 187 acre, 30 gunta in the name of his close associates. He has 1600 square yards in his own name.
Director general of police Anurag Sharma said if necessary, depending on the outcome of the cases, a special court will be set up to try the accused for a quick trial. According to SIT, so far Rs 2.61 crore cash, 2 kg gold, two AK-47 guns, a sten gun, 15 pistols and revolvers have been seized.
SIT chief and IGP Y. Nagireddy stated in a release: “At the Millennium Township, apart from weapons, cars, cash and gold, around 121 documents regarding agricultural lands and house plots were also seized. We have arrested Nayeem’s wife Haseena Begum, a resident of Bhongir, and Ms Saleema Begum, Md Abdul Mathin and Ms Kaleem Mahin, all natives of Nalgonda. A case of criminal conspiracy and under the Arms and Explosive Substances Act has been booked by the Shadnagar police.”
The victims have been requested to inform the SIT on the mobile No: 9440627218 or at the nearest police station. Police also searched the house of Ms Asmath Tajamul Arah, the cousin sister of Nayeem, in Nalgonda I Town and booked a case. The house of the accused Totakuri Venkatesham, MPP Bhongir, was also searched and documents and weapons seized.
A search was also conducted at the house of accused Md Nasar, councilor 27th Ward of Bhongir Town. He was an associate of Nayeem and has been arrested.
Police also arrested Konapuri Shankar, Konapuri Srishylam and Gandu Venkataiah at Valgonda. Rowdy-sheeter G. Sreenu alias Tamata Srinu of Naidupalem of Haliya is absconding. Another rowdy-sheeter, Shaik Jahangeer of Nalgonda, is also absconding.
Syed Farzana, Syed Sadeeq and Syed Sultana have been booked for possessing cash and arm. Police also searched the house of Neela Sridhar Goud at Injapur and booked cases.
Land rows: Nayeem had special team
Gangster Nayeem maintained a team of ex-revenue staff, ranging from former surveyors to tahsildars, to identify disputed lands. After identifying the land, he would move in to “settle” disputes.
During preliminary enquiries by Cyberabad and Shadnagar police, officials found that Nayeem had a comprehensive plan for settlements on lands. During raids at Nayeem’s houses, police has seized 599 land documents and has identified some persons who had supported him in land cases.
Officials are suspecting that Nayeem had lured retired revenue staff with huge commissions as they have knowledge of disputed lands, lands converted from ULC or government category to private by land grabbers and poor landowners.
After gathering information about the lands, he used to extort money.
With fabricated documents, he and his associates used to threat landowners in the surrounding areas of Hyderabad. Some victims from Ibrahimpatnam, Moinabad and Shadnagar had already approached the police claiming that their lands had been forcibly occupied by Nayeem.
An official source said that Nayeem used to request landowners to sell their land at a lower price. “If they did not agree, he would make things difficult at the land. He would frequently visit the place with weapons along with women and children, creating nuisance at the spot at night and threatening the owners over phone,” an official said....