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KCR asks SIT to go after politicans linked with slain gangster Nayeem

Published Sep 14, 2016, 1:03 am IST
Updated Sep 14, 2016, 7:19 am IST
K. Chandrasekhar Rao
 K. Chandrasekhar Rao

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has reportedly given the go-ahead for the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to take action against politicians and officials who had connections with slain gangster Nayeem.

Sources said that the Chief Minister discussed the SIT report on Nayeem’s atrocities, involvement of his henchmen in various crimes including murders, assaults, land-grabbing and settlements besides tacit support of some politicians and officials in these issues, with DGP Anurag Sharma and CMO officials.

“The Chief Minister was briefed about the SIT investigation till date, and involvement of some politicians and officials with the renegade Naxal. Action is expected to be taken against some key persons after Ganesh Nimmajanam,” a source told this newspaper.

Another source said, “The government is still in a dilemma. So far, 80 persons have been arrested in 72 cases and investigation is on by SIT in Hyderabad, Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar, Nizamabad and other districts besides in states like Goa and Chhattisgarh where he allegedly parked money and bought properties.”
Names of former-Telugu Desam minister Uma Madhava Reddy and others have apparently cropped up during investigation.

VIPs deny links with Nayeem
The names of deputy chairman of the Legislative Council, Nethi Vidyasagar, TRS MLC Karne Prabhakar, Nakrekal TRS MLA Veeresham, former DGP and BJP leader V. Dinesh Reddy, retired IPS officers D.T. Naik and Tiwari, ex-ASP Shivananda Reddy and several others have apparently cropped up during the investigation. However, they have denied links with the gangster. Officially, SIT has not named anyone so far.

Meanwhile, Opposition and TRS leaders, particularly of Bhongir and Nalgonda district, have been accusing each other of having links with Nayeem. Former DGP V. Dinesh Reddy was the first to deny having ever met Nayeem.

He said he had issued a memo to SIB to nab Nayeem, but indicated that the then political leadership had not given the green signal. Mr Karne Prabhakar, who was furious over media reports, went a step further and lodged a complaint with DGP Anurag Sharma to take action against those circulating his name in the media.

Similarly, Ms Uma Mahadava Reddy was furious over reports of her involvement and blasted rumour mongers. A businessman from Bhongir, G. Nagender, has lodged a complaint with the police stating that Nayeem had demanded Rs 2 crore from him.

When he had switched off his mobile, his neighbour apparently got a call from MLC Vidyasagar asking him to switch on his phone and settle the matter with Nayeem. He narrated the incident to the media and also lodged a complaint with Bhongir police regarding this. He said he had recorded the conversations.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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