Hyderabad, Aug 8: A Naxal leader, identified as Mohammad Nayeemuddin, has been killed in an encounter in Shadnagar on Monday. Nayeemuddin was a criminal wanted in 20 murder cases. He was also involved in the murder of IPS officer KS Vyas.
At 8.30 am on Monday the commandoes of the anti-Naxal force rounded off Nayeemuddin at Shadnagar town in Mahboobnagar around 50 kilometres from Hyderabad following a tip off. There was exchange of fire before the forces gunned Nayeemuddin down.
Going by the alias Nayeem, this renegade naxal leader had given the police a slip back in 2007. He was being produced before the court when he managed to give the slip.
Nayeem was a high profile criminal. Apart from being involved in a series of murders, he was also involved in several land deals in Hyderabad. Hailing from Nalgonda he also had passed on information to the police about various criminals such as Sohrabuddin Sheikh.
He was also operating some rogue outfits such as the Nallamala Cobras and the Kakatiya Cobras which was involved in the killing of several civil rights activists.
In 2011, he was rumoured to have died following a paralytic stroke. It was stated that he had undergone treatment at Kerala and had passed away there. However, it was later found out that the news of his death was circulated to reduce the heat on himself.