Staff Reporter

‘Long-pending dispute between legal heirs of Moazam Jah and education society led to attacks’

HYDERABAD: The city police on Friday arrested six members of a gang that was allegedly responsible for the series of attacks on some members of the Sultan-ul-Uloom Education Society.

The long-pending dispute between the legal heirs of Moazam Jah and the education society over 24 acres of the land, located on Road no. 3 in Banjara Hills, worth crores of rupees, led to the attacks, the police said.

Plot hatched

Commissioner’s Task Force DCP V.B. Kamalasan Reddy said the accused, Shujath Ali and Faisal Ali, intervened in the dispute supporting Fatima Fauzia, one of the legal heirs of Moazam Jah.

Having tried in vain to negotiate, the duo hatched a plot to eliminate some members of the society.

They hired Najaf Ali, already involved in several crimes in Shahalibanda police station area, and others to carry out the plan.

Mustafa, a member of the gang, first attacked Nissar Ahmed, a society member, at Banjara Hills on October 27. To create an alibi, Shujath Ali and Faisal Ali went to Maldives during this period.

Later, several attempts were made to attack the society’s vice-chairman, Zaffar Javeed.

The gang attacked Javeed at Adarshnagar Colony and his friend, Qayyum Khan, who tried to rescue the former on January 4.

On a tip-off, the police caught Syed Shujath Ali, 56, Syed Faisal Ali, 37, Syed Najaf Ali, 33, Mazhar Ali Razvi, 24, K. Sameer Reddy, 49, and Syed Karar Hussain, 30, at Trimulgherry. A car, a bike, four daggers and 11 mobile phones were seized from them.