Hyderabad: Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Telangana police has given a clearance to all the 25 police officers accused of having connections with Maoist-turned-gangster Mohammad Nayeemuddin aka Nayeem.
This came as a reply by inspector general of police, Y S Nagi Reddy, head of the SIT, to a petition filed by M Padmanabha Reddy, secretary of Forum for Good Governance, under Right to Information Act.
In his reply, the SIT chief said that 173 charge-sheets were filed against Nayeem, but final orders haven’t been passed till now.
Eight politicians were named in 130 cases, but not a single name of a police officer was found to be linked in any of it.
“The cases pertaining to forcible acquisition of lands by Nayeem are still under investigation and are pending before the courts for final disposal”, said the SIT chief.
Former Maoist, Nayeem, belonged to Bhongir town in Nalgonda district, was killed in August 2016 in a shoot out with security forces in Telangana’s Mahbubnagar district.
He was involved in several murder cases, including IPS officer, KS Vyas, on January 27, 1993.
He later turned into a gangster, involved in land settlements, real estate dealings, illegal arms supply and extortions.