Hyderabad, October 18. : Except initial arrests, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed to probe gangster Nayeem case, made no further progress. The SIT failed to take bigwigs, who were involved with Nayeem's illegal activities, into custody giving rise to several doubts.
Nayeem was killed in an encounter at Shadnagar on August 8 this year. In the beginning SIT officials, led by IG Nagireddy, arrested several of Nayeem gang members, his relatives and seized crores of rupees in cash and illegal properties.
After allegations about the working of Nagireddy, he was replaced by DG Anjani Kumar. And a few other officials also joined the SIT team.In this context, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao reviewed the present position of the case and directed the officials not to leave anybody related with Nayeem case.
SIT said that it has filed 150 cases and arrested 97 culprits in the case.But the SIT officials informed the media that there are several names of political leaders and police officials in Nayeem's diary. But they are not revealing these names.
Victims of Bhongir of Nalgonda district complained about a few TRS MLCs and party leaders who allegedly had relations with the gangster. The victims questioned why the police were not taking any action against the ruling party leaders who reportedly had links with Nayeem.
Meanwhile, the officials allotted to the SIT were being transferred to other posts. Senior IPS officials observed that the SIT officials shouldn't be given other responsibilities.
Victims are criticizing that the case was not progressing due to political and police officials' pressure.