Hyderabad: An ex-member of CPI (M-L) People's War Group (PWG), 45-year-old Nayeemuddin aka Nayeem aka Balanna was an accused in the murder of IPS officer N.S. Vyas who had founded the Greyhounds. Nayeem was also involved in over 20 murders, dozens of extortions and attacks.
Nayeem was on the radar of TS police in connection with the murder of TRS leader K. Ramulu, who was shot by him in 2014, and the recent extortion case filed by realtor Kurapati Gangadhar in Nizamabad. Nayeem had surrendered to the police and faced the trial. However, in March 2007, he escaped while appearing before court. He reportedly told the police that he wanted to go and answer nature’s call and disappeared. Since then, he has been one of the most wanted fugitives in the state.
Hailing from Bhongir in Nalgonda district, Nayeemuddin was the student leader of a leftist party while studying in Bhongir Degree College in 1990. He later joined the Radical Student Union (RSU) of CPI ML (PWG) and was made the organiser of RSU Bhongir town in 1991. Some time later, he was arrested by the Yadagirgutta police, which siezed a tapancha and a grenade from him. After his release from jail, he again went underground and joined the Aleru Dalam of CPI ML (PWG) as a member with the alias Balanna.
Nayeem became the most-wanted criminal after his name popped up in the murder of N.S. Vyas, at the L.B. Stadium in the city in 1993. He was arrested on 12 February 1993 with a .32 revolver. He was released on bail in May 2000, but arrested again in November for killing Karanam Purushotham, an APCLC member at Madhuranagar.
After he abandoned Naxalism, Nayeem became a gangster, forming groups like Nallama Cobras and Kakatiya Cobras, which targeted human rights activists and Maoists for a long time. Having done several land deals, Nayeem rose to power with muscle power and money. He extorted millions
Greyhounds avenge the killing of its chief Vyas
The anti-Naxal force Greyhounds avenged the killing of its founder K.S. Vyas by killing Nayeem. Many suspect the Greyhounds pulled off the encounter after getting the nod from the ministry.
The revenge came after 23 years. Nayeem was one of the suspects involved in the Vyas murder case of 1993. Though he was arrested in that case he secured bail and came out. Many men and officers of Greyhounds were waiting for a chance to hit Nayeemuddin, who had a lot of influence in the government and in the police....