Hyderabad, February 2: Pictures of slain gangster Nayeem with some police officers have surfaced, sending ripples in the police administration.
Some photographs of Nayeem meeting the police officials were circulated today in social media.
In one picture, the gangster is seen dining with some officers. In another, he was some with an officer in uniform at Ganesh utsav.
It was not clear who made the pictures public. It is believed that the photographs were taken by Nayeem’s associated and they were recovered from his hideout which was searched by police after he was killed in an encounter on August 8 last year.
This may cause embarrassment to Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government as it had told the Hyderabad High Court in December that the allegation that the slain gangster Nayeem had ties to the police and politicians from all parties was not correct.
The state government had said that a special investigation team (SIT) was investigating the gangster’s activities.
The government also told the court that there was no need to entrust the investigation to CBI since there are no national or international ramifications to it.
It denied the allegation that SIT is conducting probe as an eye-wash and to protect the alleged politicians and police who were linked with Nayeem.
The government had filed a counter-affidavit in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by CPI leader K Narayana seeking a CBI probe
Earlier, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had told the assembly that no one found to have links with Nayeem will be spared.
He after Nayeem was killed in the encounter, his victims came out to lodge complaints, he said. Police registered 174 cases and arrested 124 accused.
The assembly was told that during the raids on the gang’s hideouts, police seized 21 firearms, 21 cars, 26 motorcycles and Rs.2.95 lakh cash. Police also seized documents of properties registered in the name of the family and friends of the gangster. The registered value properties including over 1,000 acres of land, 27 houses and 1.67 square yard residential plots is estimated to be over Rs 143 crore.
He said the gang’s involvement was established in 27 murder cases and it was suspected to be involved in 25 other murder cases.