8 August 2016
Most notorious Maoist defector, Mohammed Nayeemuddin, was killed in an encounter by the Telangana police early on Monday morning. To recap, Nayeem belonged to that era of anti-Naxal operations, where the police used to take the help of surrendered Naxals to neutralize the big heads of the Naxal outfit. Nayeem was apparently used as a willing shoulder for the police to fire from, especially if the Maoist and their sympathizers were the target. His name had always been mentioned whenever a high-profile Naxal hit used to take place in the United State of Andhra Pradesh. Soon stories of how his services were being used by the police to eradicate Maoist sympathizers started floating around. The responsibility for many of these encounters was claimed by an unclear and apparently fake letterhead outfits like Nallamalla Cobras, Green Tigers and Kakatiya Cobras. Civil right activists believed that these all incidents were just the plans of Nayeem in order to suppress the Naxal movement.
After a gap of couple of years, Nayeem's name was suddenly flashed into the public from a different direction when one of the sincerest IPS officers of Andhra Pradesh cadre, KS Vyas was killed just after he had finished his morning jog at Lal Bahadur stadium in the heart of Hyderabad city in 1993. After this incident, Nayeem escaped from the public domain, he was once caught back in 2007, but he made a dramatic escape during a hearing from a Hyderabad court and has never been officially seen since then.
But later, being underground, with the apparent blessings of some official political personalities, Nayeem expanded his area of operations to settling land disputes through use of his muscle power, extortions, providing hired killers and indulging in so many killings. It was believed that just one phone call from Nayeem was more than enough to get his way. There were over 100 police and court cases of land mafia and extortions filed against him and another 20 cases relating to various murders.
So the question is how Nayeem was trapped and killed all of a sudden on Monday morning. However, now, after all these years he was all of a sudden trapped and killed. The interesting part is Mr. Vyas was the founder of Andhra Pradesh Greyhounds, the anti-Naxal commando force of Andhra Pradesh established in 1986 has now finally by itself took the revenge by killing its founder’s murderer with the help of Telangana police.
As per the reports avaialable suggest that Nayeem had tried an extortion bid with someone very politically powerful, however, the police had a credible information that he was visiting Millennium Township in Shadnagar and the AP Greyhounds commandos and Telangana police moved in for the kill. Nevertheless, killing of this notorious criminal who had been spending most of his life underground will be left many secrets about several political and business big heads into the darkness forever.