Nayeem cross-dressed to escape notice, had kids guarding him

Dreaded gangster’s ‘child soldiers’ were well-trained in using assault rifles at several of his farmhouses.

Published: 14th August 2016 03:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2016 03:25 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: As many as five children aged between 13 and 16, who used to guard the dreaded gangster Mohammed Nayeemuddin alias Nayeem, were well-versed in operating AK 47 weapons. These minors were even given training in using weapons by Nayeem at the farmhouses located in Ranga Reddy and Nalgonda districts.

The Narsingi police, who registered the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, cases after rescuing the minors from the residence of Nayeem in Puppalaguda, three days ago, are learnt to have identified the locations where the minors were trained in operating AK 47 weapons and other lethal weapons. The investigators said the minors used to guard Nayeem, earlier.


Meanwhile, Nayeem, who wanted to undergo plastic surgery to change his facial features to avoid arrest, used to dress himself up as a woman so as to hoodwink the police. Some file pictures of Nayeem clad in saari were released on Saturday by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) officials.

The SIT chief Y Nagi Reddy, after holding a meeting with the police officials in Shamshabad, said they had received 60 complaints from various people on Nayeem's illegal activities by SIT's control room.

"We received inputs about Nayeem's illegal assets. He had 20 houses in different places. We got information of Nadeem alias Vijay Kumar and Nasreen who were murdered by Nayeem and his associates. There is suspicion over the missing Heena, wife of Aleem and her daughter Chiyan," Nagi Reddy said.In 60 complaints, the SIT officials asked the police to register cases and transfer the CDs, containing files of these cases, to SIT officials. Nayeem used women and children as human shield and sometimes he himself travelled by wearing female outfit to escape the police check. SIT officials also requested the people saying, "If any person was earlier harassed by Nayeem or his associates, they can bring the issue to the notice of SIT."


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