Telangana encounter: Naxalite-turned-gangster gunned down in Shadnagar

Telangana police has reportedly killed Naxalite-turned-gangster Nayeemuddin in an ongoing encounter at Shadnagar in Telangana.

SP Rama Rajeshwari too confirmed the identity of the gunned down gangster. She also said that the police will register a case on exchange of fire.

According to recent reports, two suspects have been gunned down.

Nayeemuddin was killed in a joint encounter between National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Telangana police.

Security forces raided the house after one of his gang members opened fire at the police, reported The Indian Express.

Speaking on the encounter, Superintendent of Police Rama Rajeshwari said:

According to DGP Anurag Sharma, Nayeemuddin’s gang member opened fire on police officials late last night after the cops had surrounded the house. The gang member was shot dead in crossfire.

The police surrounded the house after a tip off that some unidentified persons were taking shelter in a house in Millenium township in Shadnagar.

Nayeemuddin, the ‘most wanted’ gangster in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, has been involved in at least 20 murder cases, including that of IPS officer KS Vyas. According to Deccan Chronicle, he was also involved in the Sohrabuddin encounter case and was suspected to have given information to the police about the criminal who was killed by the Gujarat police in 2005.

He has also been connected with the murder of TRS leader K Ramulu, who was shot dead by unidentified persons on 11 May in Nalgonda town in 2014.

He is a former member of People’s War Group but surrendered years ago. After surrendering, he formed a gang and began extortion and settlement in a big way.

Updated Date: Aug 08, 2016 14:59:58 IST