VISAKHAPATNAM: The Special Investigating Team (SIT) investigating the links of slain gangster Nayeem in Visakhapatnam is examining some land deals that he was allegedly involved in.
According to sources, some rowdy-sheeters from Vizag sought Nayeem's intervention to settle disputes over land worth Rs 200 crore near RK Beach and an orchard worth Rs 24 acre near Bheemili. Sources said that on Nayeem's demand, the disputants also got some benami land registered. Now, SIT officials are trying to find out who those benamis are.
The SIT is also learnt to have found that one rowdy-sheeter from Vizag was a major aide of the gangster in the port city.
Allegations are also being levelled that a police officer of the rank of superintendent of police supported the rowdy-sheeter in several land settlements. SIT officials are trying to obtain information about the
possible links some other police officials had with the land settlements in question.
Meanwhile, SIT officials have approached East Coast Railway officials in Bhubaneswar to get the video footage of Nayeem's movements at the Visakhapatnam railway station, sources said.
The grapevine suggests that many police officials who have been deployed for Krishna Pushkaram duties in Vijayawada and Guntur are inquiring about the SIT probe in the city.
"We have information that the SIT teams are seriously probing Nayeem's possible links in Visakhapatnam. But we are yet to get any official communique. Once the SIT investigation is over, they may inform us, if they are in need of taking somebody into custody or making arrests," a senior police official told New Indian Express.