Encounter on outskirts of Hyderabad kills ‘most wanted’ gangster of Telangana

By: | Updated: August 8, 2016 5:49 PM

Heavy security force has been deployed on the outskirts of Hyderabad after a shootout was heard in Shaad Nagar.

hyd-LA joint operation by NIA and Telangana police is currently underway in the area. (Representational image. PTI)

Former Maoist turned gangster was killed on Monday during an exchange of fire with police in Telangana’s Shadnagar town, officials said. Nayeem, who was accused of killing a police officer and many former Maoist leaders, was in a four-wheeler which was intercepted by a police team. Mahabubanagar district Superintendent of Police Rema Rajeswari told reporters that one AK47 was found and a pistol was recovered from Nayeem’s vehicle.

Mohammed Nayeemuddin alias Nayeem, a native of Bhongir town in Nalgonda district of Telangana, was an accused in several high-profile criminal cases, including the murder of Indian Police Service officer K.L. Vyas in 1993. He was allegedly also involved in over 130 criminal cases, including 20 murder cases.

LIVE UPDATES:

02.57 pm: With two suspects killed, search operations are still underway.

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01.03 pm: With the encounter underway, Police confirms that two of the suspects have been gunned down.

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11.23 am: One of the suspected terrorist have been gunned down in Shadnagar (Telangana). He is identified as Naeem, ‘Most Wanted’ gangster in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

11.17 am:  We should not speak anything, or speculate when an incident is going on. Its a serious matter that our security forces are engaging with the militants, says Kiren Rijiju, MoS Home

11.03 am: Two suspects gunned down in encounter in Millennium Township area, Shadnagar.

10.51 am: Encounter underway in Millennium Township area, Shadnagar (Telangana), says Police

10.45 am: The police is known to have evacuated the area.

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