62 cases have been booked till now and the police say more arrests will be made.

Growing nexus Telangana police arrest over 50 in Nayeem caseFile photo: PTI
news Crime Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 08:03

The encounter of Maoist turned gangster Nayeemuddin by the Telangana police seemed to just be the beginning as investigators have made more than 50 arrests and unraveled an extortion nexus in the two Telugu states.

The Indian Express reported:

The operation, though, is not yet over, as some key aides of Nayeem are absconding. The police are now looking for two men they claim were Nayeem’s closest aides: Seshanna and Anil Kumar...For the police, the biggest catch so far is K Jangaiah, said to be a part-time driver who worked as Nayeem’s key muscleman.

"A majority of Nayeem’s relatives, including his four brothers-in-law, were hand-in-glove in all his activities. They got a sizeable share of profits and led a luxurious life — they bought properties and SUVs (among other valuables and assets) with ill-gotten money. Others arrested include real estate brokers who arranged for double registrations of land, with the original owner totally unaware,” an SIT official told the newspaper.

The Deccan Chronicle reported that 62 cases had been booked till now, mostly connected to arms possession, land grabbing, threatening, physical attacks and murders.

Speaking to DC, a police official said "The maximum number of complaints were reported from Bhongir, the native place of Nayeem. Hundreds including NRIs had called the police using the phone number provided by SIT. Going by the complaints more people will be arrested. The investigation has now become out the biggest for the Telangana police."

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, it was reported that Nayeem also cashed in on Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's plans to develop the Yadagirigutta temple.

The Times of India reported:

Already operating on Hyderabad's eastern corridor on the way to Nalgonda, the rapier-sharp gangster realised that land prices would sharply shoot up in this area...He started grabbing land in the area, pull down boundary walls built by rightful land owners and put ting his own fencing. Those who opposed were threatened with violence and pain of death. 

The report adds that it is now estimated that Nayeem owned nearly 100 acres in Bommalaramaram, 60 acres on the Bhongir bypass road and about 250 acres in Yadadri.

Nayeemuddin alias Nayeem alias Balanna (45), wanted in several cases including the murder of an IPS officer, was killed in an alleged encounter with police in Shadnagar town of Mahabubnagar district of the state on August 8.

 

Also read - Nayeem case: Telangana police name 66 journalists 'who received bribes' in remand report

 

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