KCR shielding cops in Gangster Nayeem case: Cong

Hyderabad, Oct 3: Former Minister & ex-Leader of Opposition in Telangana Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir has strongly condemned the State Government for giving clean chit to 25 police personnel who allegedly maintained links with Gangster Nayeem.

“It is shocking to learn that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) had given clean chit to all 25 police personnel who were earlier accused of allegedly having links with slain gangster Nayeem. Those officials included two ASPs, 7 DSPs, 13 CIs, two Head Constables and one constable. The State Government should clarify as to why the SIT first names these officials in the case and why were given a clean chit,” he demanded.

Quoting different reports, Shabbir Ali said that as many as 250 cases were registered in connection with illegal activities of Gangster Nayeem. He demanded that the State Government disclose the details of the status of those cases and also explain as to why investigation was still pending in more than 25% of those cases. 

The SIT has deposited net cash of Rs 2.08 crore and Rs 4.30 lakh along with 1.944 kg of gold and 2.482 kg of silver in the court at Rajendranagar. Land documents pertaining to 1,015 acres were also deposited in jurisdictional courts in various cases. The State Government should also give details of how a gangster accumulated so much of wealth. “People have a right to know the names of politicians who supported Nayeem in his illegal activities,” he said.

Shabbir Ali alleged that none of the SITs formed by the KCR Government completed their investigation in a conclusive and time bound manner. “The SITs were either used to give clean chit to the suspects connected with the ruling party or they were not allowed to submit their reports. 

Where is the report of SIT which was formed on the intermediate fiasco? What is the status of SIT investigation into the encounter of five Muslim youth in an alleged fake encounter?” he asked while demanding that the State Government issue a White Paper on the SITs formed and the status of their report.

The Congress leader alleged that the SIT did not conduct its investigation in a proper way and the gangster’s nexus with police officials and politicians was covered up. Therefore, he demanded that Nayeem’s case should be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a fair probe.

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