Gangster Azeez Reddy shot dead
Alleged underworld gangster Azeez Reddy has been shot dead in an encounter with police in the posh Jubilee Hills area in Hyderabad.Updated: May 01, 2008 14:17 IST
Alleged underworld gangster Azeez Reddy was shot dead in an encounter with police in the posh Jubilee Hills area in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Acting on a specific information that Azeez alias Venkat Reddy was moving alongwith some of his gang members, a police team conducted searches in the area late last night following which the operation took place, they said.
"We had information that Reddy was moving in a black Innova car in connection with a land deal. While checking the car Azeez opened fire on police and in a retaliatory fire he was killed," a police official said.
Reddy had links with the Chhota Rajan gang and was allegedly involved in several criminal cases in Mumbai, he said.
A 'Panchanama' was conducted by the Tahsildar of Sheikpet this morning, police said adding Reddy's body will be shifted to a hospital mortuary. Azeez Reddy is a native of Nalgonda district in Andhra Pradesh.