Hyderabad: Bhongir Police arrested Saleema Begum in a land grabbing case. The police received information that a gang has been threatening people to grab their land. Based on this input, the officials arrested the gang members, including Saleema Begum. Police suspect that the gang is involved in grabbing agricultural land, house plots, and shops in the police limits of Bhongir. Notably, Saleema Begum is the sister of slain gangster Mohd Nayeemuddin.

In 2006, Kurapti Abhinandan sold the plots to complainant Velishala Shakara Chari and others. However, in the following year, Abhinandan and Saleema conspired with each other to grab plots measuring five acres. It includes land registered in the name of Saleema and other family members measuring one acre.

Later, the lady transferred the land in the name of one realtor Adla Venkat Reddy, who subsequently converted the property into house plots and sold them in the name of ‘London Township’, falling under Bhongir police limits.

The problem became known when Saleema’s gang threatened other landowners such as Kurpati Sridevi and Kurpati Srinivas and illegally occupied land measuring nine acres and six guntas. Later, the accused went transferred the grabbed land to Adla Venkat Reddy. The police, in this particular case, booked Saleema Begum and her associates under section 120 B, 447, 427, and 386 of the Indian Penal code

The police found that, in another such incident, Saleema threatened one AS Krishna in Bhongir and illegally acquired his land measuring 266 square yards. A separate case was registered in this regard.

“The accused Saleema Begum and her gang are involved in 28 cases for illegally occupying shops, land, and plots by threatening their owners. The lady alone is involved in 14 cases. The Bhongir police following credible information, arrested Saleema and the gang,” said Mahesh Bhagwat, Commissioner of Police Rachakonda.

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