ADILABAD/HYDERABAD: While the police is on the job of unravelling the nexus between politicians and slain gangster Nayeemuddin alias Nayeem, more politicians seem to be gathering courage to come out openly to say that they too were victims of Nayeem’s illegal activities.
On Tuesday, Congress MLA Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy revealed that he was threatened with dire consequences by Nayeem’s henchmen if he did not withdraw from the MLC elections held recently. Rajagopal Reddy won as an MLC from Nalgonda in elections held in December 2015.
Addressing an impressive gathering at the party’s Rythu Garjana in Adilabad, Rajagopal Reddy raked up Nayeem’s illegal activities and said that a minister from Nalgonda district is closely associated with the activities of the slain gangster. “Majority of the TRS leaders had links with Nayeem and their names are mentioned in the slain gngster’s diary,” he said.
Even during the 2014 MLA and MP elections, several Congress leaders from Bhongir were asked to work for the TRS by Nayeem, Rajagopal Reddy alleged.
Stating that the SIT investigation cannot be comprehensive and bring out the whole truth, Rajagopal Reddy demanded that a CBI inquiry be conducted. Rajagopal Reddy’s revealations came at a time when there are reports that Nayeem had political connections.
The Rajendranagar Court on Tuesday permitted the Special Investigation Team(SIT) to take custody of gangster Nayeem’s two female associates to unearth the properties bought by Nayeem in other states, including Goa and Chhattisgarh.
On August 8, immediately after gangster Nayeemuddin was gunned down by the Grey Hounds teams at Shadnagar, the Cyberabad police arrested Syed Farhana (35) and Ashiya alias Afsha (28), who were working as cook and caretaker respectively, at Nayeem’s house in Narsingi.
The women were close associates of Nayeem for several years and also partnered in crimes along with him. During their custody, the women have told police that Nayeem was brutal towards minor girls and he used drug the girls before sexually assaulting them.
During custody, Farhana revealed about the illegal activities and the properties bought by Nayeem in Goa and Chhattisgarh. Basing on her confession, the SIT formed to probe the case had nabbed former Maoist Tech Madhu alias Thota Kumaraswamy at Bhongir on August 12 and remanded him in custody. She also told police that Nayeem trafficked women and minor girls and she partnered with him in several crimes.
On Tuesday, the SIT requested the Rajendranagar court to grant custody of Farhana and Afsha, to question them about the properties belonging to Nayeem located in Goa and Chhattisgarh. The police also told the court that they could not extract more information from the women earlier and requested to allow them to question for 12 more days. But the court granted permission for six days from August 17.
Meanwhile, the Vanasthalipuram produced Mohammed Sameeruddin (26) in Hayathnagar court on Tuesday. Sameeruddin, Nayeem’s driver, was involved in several offences. The police recovered ` 38.5 lakh, three pistols, two bikes and some land documents.