Hyderabad: Since so many of these gang members are known, one wonders why they are still at large. For many reasons, one of them being jurisdiction. The criminals who have been externed, that is, forbidden from entering the city limits, have taken shelter in areas under the jurisdiction of the adjacent Cyberabad police commissionerate. Requests by the city police to extern the offenders are turned down by the Cyberabad and Ranga Reddy police on the grounds that unless the rowdy-sheeters are involved in criminal offences in their jurisdiction, they cannot be externed.
So far the city police has externed rowdy-sheeters D. Mohan, Nizamuddin Ah-med, Ahmed Bin Saleh, D. Venkateswamy, Shaik Ma-hamood and Shaik Wahid. “We have identified 680 other rowdy elements in the city who are involved in IPC cases that attract a punishment of three years or more,” said the Hyderabad police commissioner, Mr A.K. Khan. On June 1, 2011, Bhavaninagar police arrested five members of a gang lead by history-sheeter Mohammed Ilyas, who had killed Salam, a member of the Fayaz gang suspected of passing on information about Ilyas to Fayaz.
Also on June I, history-sheeter Syed Aijaz, his brother Syed Chanda, nephew Malik Imran and others went to Akber hall near the Kishan Bagh crossroads to oversee preparations for a Valima function, and were killed by seven members of the Mohammed Jawad Shareef gang. A gang war over land disputes resulted in the “vengeance killing” at King Koti when a gang hacked to death Syed Sohail, 28, after luring him there through the wife of one of its members in April this year. The accused, Syed Hyder Hussain, wanted to avenge the murder of his younger brother Syed Jaffar Hussain. Deccan Chronicle