HYDERABAD: Hor Al Anz neighbourhood in Dubai is the new hiding place for criminals from the city. Most of them flee to the place after being released on bail by courts. Several accused of murder, attempt to murder, and women trafficking cases and property offences have fled to Dubai, according to sources in the special branch. The area is dominated by the working class community and is home to many Hyderabadis. Mohammed Habeeb Khan, who is now reportedly in Dubai, is one among them. Sayeed Bin Sabeth Barabood along with two of his relatives had murdered and buried a youth at his house in Hashamabad in February.
Later, he fled to Qatar where he works in the army. The police has issued a lookout notice against him. Several persons accused in attempt to murder and PITA cases in the Chandrayangutta police station are in hiding in Dubai after cases are registered against them. The accused move to foreign countries during the trial or before commencement of trial. A few just fly overnight after committing grave crimes, including murders.
“We can issue a lookout notice and wait for them to come back. To approach the Interpol, we have to file a charge sheet and obtain warrants and then take up the extradition process,” said a police official. The highest number of persons leaving the country are those accu-sed of dowry harassment. “We write to the CID who issue a lookout circular against the persons. We send a notice to their workplace to appear before us or their passports will be impounded,” said Laxmi Madhavi, WPS South Zone.
Organised crime rings move south
Organised crime syndicates are seeing greener pastures in the southern areas of the city, which includes the Old City. Prostitution racket, drugs cartels, women trafficking networks and illegal transportation and slaughtering of camels are the new entrants to the Old City, where satta betting and illegal foreign currency deals were thriving earlier. The Rachakonda police, for the first time, busted an organised prostitution racket at Errakunta, 2 km from Chandrayangutta in the Old City last month. Again, the police raided an illegal slaughter house of camels.
During the investigation of contract marriages, the police found racketeers were using plush houses in Shamshabad, Jalpally and Pahadishareef. These houses also served as guest houses for the foreign nationals who came looking for teenage brides.
A senior Rachak-onda police official admitted that organised prostitution rackets and illegal slaughtering are new cases in the area. Thirteen youngsters were arrested for misbehaving with danc-ers at a birthday party in the Old City area. Mr Ashok Kumar Goud, ACP (Shamshabad), admitted that it was for the first time the police arrested youngsters for organising the mujra party and misbehaving with women.
“We are keeping a watch on all the farm houses and other recreational spots. Action will be initiated against persons indulging in illegal activities,” warned the ACP. “The Old City was relatively away from the organised crimes except for satta betting or illegal forex deals. But now, prostitution rings, drugs cartels and women trafficking networks are working here. It is becoming a safe haven,” noted a former ACP....