Former minister Uma Madhava Reddy strongly denied having links with gangster Nayeem who was ‘encountered’ on the outskirts of Hyderabad two days back. As the police started unearthing the massive illegal activities of the Bhongir-based Nayeem, it is allegedly found that he maintained ‘close links’ with a former minister’s family in Nalgonda district. Mrs Uma who is widow of former Home Minister during Chandrababu Naidu tenure- Mr A Madhava Reddy, who was killed by the naxalites several years ago, was accused of A1 in Nayeem’s case.
Strongly refuting the allegations, Ms Uma said she has never seen the gangster and the allegations of her family providing shelter to him is preposterous. She challenged the police and government to put the call details of gangster in public domain so that people would know the reality. She also challenged to make public the dairies of the slain gangster.
“My family has already been suffered a lot. I lost my husband. It is trivial to say that we tried to use Nayeem to score over naxalites. It’s a tactical move by the powers that be. They wanted to tarnish our image, the image of Madhava Reddy. Only a judicial enquiry can unravel the truth behind this conspiracy. If the government has guts, let it order judicial probe” Ms Uma challenged. I am ready to go to jail if proved guilty, she said.
Meanwhile, police continued their search operations at various localities and huge quantities of cash, land documents, weapons have been seized. Five accomplices of Nayeem have been rounded up so far. Telangana government has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the entire operations of the gangster who had allegedly continued his anti-social activities with the connivance of top politicians and police officers. It is also alleged that a former DGP has also used Nayeem in some cases of land settlements.