VV Lakshminarayana, CBI Joint director taken up the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case due to the non cooperation from the AP police in finding Maoists Nayeemuddin the key figure in the case.
Lakshminarayana who completed six years in Hyderabad is presently on a two-month extension and CBI sources expect that Nayeemuddin will be located before his term runs out. Now, he was upgraded to ‘Y’ Category security, to get protection from the Nayeemuddin’s network of contract killers.
CBI is investigating IPS officer N Balasubramanyam, because it suspects that this officer had provided support to the Gujarat police team which came to Hyderabad in November 2005 to abduct Sohrabuddin Sheikh.
CBI urgently called Balasubramanyam to his Gandhinagar office for questioning him, and he was told that he would be questioned again. CBI hearing that the AP police is stalling the pursuit of Nayeemuddin because if nabbed he may reveal things that may put some police officers in the state in jeopardy.
A rumor in AP police circles that, Nayeemuddin used privately by few police officers for other works. Balasubramanyam transferred with promotion and we are also tracking the officers in AP angle. AP police Sources said that, they have been making efforts to trace Nayeemuddin, but said that he is proving to be a slippery character.(TOI)