NELLORE: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Telangana probing the illegal activities of slain gangster Nayeem is zeroing in on transactions made by him in Nellore district. According to reliable sources, the SIT officials have enquired with the officials of the registration department and police over the land dealings allegedly settled by Nayeem’s gang members in both urban and rural areas in the district.
Sources disclosed that when the real estate business was at its peak between 2005-2009 in Nellore district, Nayeem had purchased house sites and lands at various places through questionable methods. It is learnt that multiple registrations were made in the real estate sector when the land prices were high in areas like Buchireddy Palem, Venkatachalam, Manubolu and Muthukuru areas. Nayeem’s followers were reportedly involved in several of these dealings and managed to get hold of several acres of land and house sites. Such dealings were also reported in Nellore city.
The SIT is also learnt to have secured the list of rowdy-sheeters in the district who allegedly had links with the Nayeem gang and got involved in land dealings and other illegal activities on his behalf. The SIT officials are keen on tracing disputed land deals which were allegedly registered under Benami names. However, when contacted by Express, police officials remained tight-lipped over the entire issue and maintained that they had no information on either the SIT or its inquiry in Nellore district. Earlier, the SIT officials had visited Visakhapatnam to unearth Nayeem’s links to local land settlements. They had also reportedly requested the railways to give CCTV footage of the Vizag railway station to check Nayeem’s arrivals and departures. However, officials of the railways or the Visakhapatnam police refused to confirm the same.