HYDERABAD: While the investigation into the cases against slain gangster Mohammed Nayeemuddin alias Nayeem and identification of his illegal properties are progressing at a snail’s pace, income tax officials have obtained details of assets and served notices on Nayeem’s family members. The I-T department has sought disclosure of sources of income and details of properties registered in their names. This has sent shock waves through police officialdom.
I-T department’s Benami Transactions Prohibition Unit officials issued notices to Nayeem’s family members — Ahela Begum, a resident of Khajimohalla in Bhongir, and Haseena Begum, of Jamkahnaguda in Bhongir. For the first time, the detailed list of immovable assets illegally procured by Nayeem has come out following the I-T notices.
Ahela Begum is the daughter of late Aleemuddin, a member of Nayeem’s family, and Haseena Begum is Nayeem’s wife. The officials asked Haseena to provide information on 23 properties and Ahela on 20 properties in Nalgonda, Bhongir, Shamshabad, Saroornagar and other places. Armed with notices, officials of Unit visited residences of Ahela and Haseena in Bhongir.
As some persons, said to be Nayeem’s relatives, refused to take notices, the officials informed those at the residences to provide information and pasted the notices on the main door. In the notices the officials said they were calling for information under Section 23 of the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act-1988 to verify details obtained by the I-T department officials in connection with procurement of immovable properties.