Notorious gangster killed in dramatic encounter near Hyderabad
- Renegade Maoist-turned-notorious-gangster Mohammed Nayeemuddin has reportedly been killed in police encounter
- Greyhound police reached the place as they got a tip-off that some extremists had taken shelter in the complex. But, it turned out that it was Nayeem who was hiding in an apartment in the complex
- Nayeem's main occupation used to be settling land disputes when the Hyderabad real estate business was at its peak. Killing off of those who did not fall in line was his modus operandi.
Renegade Maoist-turned-notorious-gangster Mohammed Nayeemuddin has reportedly been killed in a police encounter that took place on the outskirts of Shadnagar town on National Highway 44, 60 km from Hyderabad, this morning.
On receiving the information that Nayeem, who has been evading the police for quite some time, was in the Millennium Housing Society complex near Shadnagar, the police reportedly surrounded the place.
He is said to have fired at the police. Police retaliated and killed Nayeem, who created terror in the Hyderabad and surrounding areas with his ruthless murders.
According to reports, Greyhound police reached the place as they got a tip-off that some extremists had taken shelter in the complex. But, it turned out that it was Nayeem who was hiding in an apartment in the complex.
The Telangana DIG Anurag Sharma has confirmed the killing of gangster Nayeem in an encounter this morning. "Police got information that Nayeem had taken shelter in the Millennium Society complex near Shadnagar. This morning, around 7 am, Greyhounds' force reached the venue and tried to take him into custody. His gunman, however, had opened fire at the police which led to the retaliation by the police. In the process, Nayeem got killed,” the DGP told media at Hyderabad.
According to the DGP, two more persons, including a woman, were also killed in the police firing.
Nayeem, who hails from Nalgonda district, was involved in the murder of Purushottam, a lawyer and civil rights activist, Sambasivudu, a surrendered Naxal leader and Patolla Goverdhan Reddy, an important former leader of the Maoist outfit.
About 100 cases including 25 related to murders had been booked against the gangster. He was also accused in the killing of IPS officer Vyas in Hyderabad’s LB Stadium, while Vyas was taking a morning walk.
Later, he could not sail with left-wing extremists and came out to start his new avatar as a hired assassin. Nayeem has been part of the Maoist movement since 1990.
His main occupation used to be settling land disputes when the Hyderabad real estate business was at its peak. Killing off of those who did not fall in line was his modus operandi.
It is open knowledge that the police of United Andhra Pradesh used Nayeem’s knowledge about Maoists to kill many Naxalites and their sympathizers.
Many civil rights organizations complain that some police officials and politicians used Nayeem’s services to settle scores with their rivals as well.
After reneging from the Maoist movement, he used to say that he would finish the Maoists in the state. This helped him get police patronage and continue his terror activities of extraction of money and killing of former naxals and others unabated.
The police say he had been evading arrest for about 14 years and had been living in Hyderabad. But people suspect that it might not have been possible to hoodwink the police and live like a don in Hyderabad without the help of the police in United Andhra Pradesh.
For quite some time, he went incognito. After the formation of Telangana, Nayeem almost became history, with the advent of new political culture and new leaders. Another reason for Nayeem getting outdated is the weakening of the Maoist movement in the state.
Today, his name resurfaced with his encounter killing.