KCR Says ‘No’ To CBI Probe Into Nayeem’s Case

Nayeem was gunned down by police in an exchange of fire on Aug 8 in Shadnagar town - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: Telangana governmnet on Monday rejected the opposition demand for a CBI probe into the case of slain gangster Nayeem, stating that state police can conduct effective investigation into the matter.

"Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state police is doing is job efficiently and in an impartial manner and there was no need for handing over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)," said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

KCR made a statement in the assembly on the activities of Nayeem and his associates. Renegade Maoist-turned-gangster Nayeem was gunned down by police in an exchange of fire on Aug 8 in Shadnagar town near Hyderabad. An AK47, a 9mm pistol and ammunition were recovered.

During the debate, Congress legislator Jeevan Reddy said CBI probe was necessary for an impartial probe as politicians from all political parties were suspected to have links with Nayeem. He wanted the government to produce Nayeem's diary and other material in the court.

Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state police is doing is job efficiently and in an impartial manner and there was no need for handing over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

Targetting Congress and Telugu Desam Party, KCR said it was no secret which parties created the monster and allowed it to have free run. He reminded Jeevan Reddy that it was during Congress rule that Nayeem escaped from a court. As a Maoist, Nayeem had killed an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, K.L. Vyas in 1993.

After being expelled from the People's War Group (PWG) for indulging in extortion, he turned a police spy to help them effectively counter Left-wing extremism, which was then at its peak. Nayeem had close links with politicians and top police officials and eliminated some top Maoists and their sympathisers in the then united Andhra Pradesh.

He said soon after the formation of TRS government, it decided to contain Nayeem gang's activities with iron hand. After the death of Nayeem, people living in fear had a sigh of relief and his victims came out to lodge complaints.

During the debate, Congress legislator Jeevan Reddy said CBI probe was necessary for an impartial probe as politicians from all political parties were suspected to have links with Nayeem. He wanted the government to produce Nayeem’s diary and other material in the court

The chief Minister said during the raids on the gang's hideouts, police seized 21 firearms, 21 cars, 26 motorcycles and Rs.2.95 lakh cash. Police also seized documents of properties registered in the name of the family and friends of the gangster. So far, police have registered 174 cases, it examined 741. Police registered 174 cases. It examined 741 witnesses and arrested 124 accused.

The registered value properties including over 1,000 acres of land, 27 houses and 1.67 square yard residential plots is estimated to be over Rs 143 crore. He said the gang's involvement was established in 27 murder cases and it was suspected to be involved in 25 other murder cases.

KCR said police had filed two charge sheets and 15 more charge sheets were ready to be filed.

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