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10 more members of Nayeemuddin gang arrested

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Hyderabad: Telangana Police, probing cases related to slain naxal-turned-gangster Mohammed Nayeemuddin, have arrested 10 more members of his gang on various charges, including kidnapping and extortion.

So far, 62 cases have been registered against Nayeemuddin and his gang members in Telangana, police said today.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed to probe the cases and the police had earlier arrested 44 people.

“During the process of investigation of cases against Nayeemuddin gang, the SIT officers arrested 10 accused persons from Karimangar and Nalgonda districts,” a release from police stated.

MD Ahmed Khan, the main henchman of Nayeem, along with his nine associates who were allegedly involved in seven cases of kidnap and extortions, forced registration of land and plots in Bhongir town of Nalgonda, was arrested, it said.

The arrests were made in last two days. Efforts are on to arrest the remaining gang members, police said.

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

Nayeem had formed a criminal gang and was allegedly indulged in land grabbings, extortion, kidnappings etc, many of which were not reported to police due to fear of reprisal, police said.

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