Extortionist Posing as Rights Activist Held

Published: 27th November 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th November 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Police on Wednesday arrested a 40-year-old person, who posed as the ‘president of International Human Rights Commission for India’ and collected more than `10 lakh from several people.

Dundigal police registered cases based on complaints lodged by victims and raided the house of Mohammed Sajid Ahmed at Suraram. They seized a car, a bike, cash, land documents and a bullet from him.

Cyberabad police said the accused has committed offences in various districts in Telnagana. Later, he shifted to the city and started a fake organisation--International Human Rights Commission--and nominated himself as its president for India.

“He formed a gang with Bablu, Veeresh, Syed Noor, Rabbani, Bahseer, Afsar, Abdullah, Mujeeb, Ghouse, Kaishar, Yousuf and others and started settling land and family disputes, and blackmailing government officers,” police said.

In 1997, Sajid was jailed for the murder of one Mastan Rao of Medak district. When he was in jail, he met Maoist Venkat. After being released from jail on bail, he committed various offences along with Venkat and collected money by threatening people with lethal weapons. In 2001, he shifted to the city and started living at Suraram.

Among other offences, he collected `60,000 from one Rajeema Begum who purchased a land, saying the land is in dispute and that he would solve the issue. He also committed offences in Jeedimetla, police said.

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