Another associate of gangster Nayeemuddin arrested

Hyderabad: Cyberabad police today arrested another associate of Naxal-turned-gangster Mohammed Nayeemuddin, who was killed in an alleged encounter earlier this month.

“Acting on credible information, Vansthalipuram police arrested Mohd Sameeruddin, an associate of Nayeem, this evening,” Cyberabad East police commissioner Mahesh Bhagawat said.

Over the past one week, Telangana police have arrested several persons including relatives of Nayeemuddin and his associates and seized land-related documents and weapons.

Nayeemuddin alias Nayeem alias Balanna (45), native of Bhongir town in Nalgonda district, was wanted in a string of cases including the murder of an IPS officer in 1993. He was killed in an alleged exchange of fire with police in Shadnagar town of Mahabubnagar district of the state on August 8.

Police had tracked him down while investigating an extortion case.

The police had also seized over Rs 2 crore in cash, 1.93 kg of gold, 10 gelatin sticks, four pistols and several documents related to land transactions from his house.