In Telangana, the government has suspended five police officials for their alleged links with Maoist-turned-gangster Mohammed Nayeemuddin. He was gunned down by police in an alleged exchange of fire last year. Director General of Police, Anurag Sharma has issued orders suspending the officers.
The suspended include Additional Superintendent of Police (CID) Maddipati Srinivas Rao, Assistant Commissioners of Police, M Srinivas Rao, Chintamaneni Srinivas, and Circle Inspectors Ramgopal and Mastan.
This is first time that the government has acted against policemen facing allegations of nexus with Nayeem and his gang.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was also constituted to probe several cases against Nayeem and also allegations that some politicians and policemen had links with him.