Gangster Nayeemuddin killed in joint police operation

Gangster Nayeemuddin killed in joint police operation

Nayeemuddinn a former Maoist who said to be among the most wanted gangsters in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh was shot dead on Monday in a town 60 km from Hyderabad by the Telangana’s Anti-naxal team.

Mohammed Nayeemuddin was an extortionist named in several high-profile cases, including the murder of a senior police officer in 1993.

He is also suspected to have given information to the police on Sohrabuddin Sheikh, the petty thief whose encounter killing by the Gujarat police in 2005 became hugely controversial and led to a tangle of cases for everyone involved.

Nayeemuddin was shot at a residential neighbourhood called Millennium Township in the Shadnagar town. The Elite anti-Maoist Greyhound commandos were also involved in the operation.

Nayeem allegedly tricked a police team and escaped after a court appearance saying he wanted to use the toilet in 2007.

It is suspected that Maoist outfits that go by the name “Nallamala Cobras and Kakatiya Cobras”, which owned the killing of several civil rights activists in 2005, were operated either by Nayeem or his aides.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Telangana yesterday, was briefed about the encounter in a meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval this morning.

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