Submit Nayeem Diary To Court

  • Opposition leaders ask TS Govt.

Hyderabad: Is Telangana State government settling political scores with the help of the diary of the slain gangster Mohammad Nayeemuddin? The opposition leaders say an emphatic ‘yes’. They accused the ruling TRS party of misusing the diary to protect its members and target the leaders of the Congress and the TDP. The leaders of the opposition parties demanded that the whole affair, including the contents of the dairy and other documentary evidence, be examined by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). National leader of Communist Party of India (CPI) Narayana had filed a petition in Hyderabad high court demanding the same. He described Nayeemuddin as government-bred gangster.

CBI had earlier sought custody of Nayeem in case of the alleged encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in Gujarat. Nayeem was killed by TS police in an encounter on August 8. The Nayeem Diary reportedly contained vivid details of how dozens of politicos and bureaucrats including some IPS officers used him in extortion cases and land encroachment cases. Nayeem was understood to have been used to get rid of the rivals of politicians and police officers. The TS police had seized a lot of material evidence in terms of documents, videos and photos from the dens of the gangster.

Nayeem, a Naxalite activist to start with, went underground in 1993 after killing IPS officer KS Vyas. Nayeem was subsequently arrested and during custody he got converted into a police informer. He went on killing Naxalite leaders and civil liberties activists at the behest of the police and the governments. Revant Reddy, working president of TTDP, accused the TS government of converting every crisis into opportunity to score points over its opponents. Congress leader Komatireddy Venkata Reddy and TJAC chairman Prof Kodandaram demanded that the diary other material evidence be submitted to the court immediately without tampering it.

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