No evidence against Nayak in DA case: ACB

Last Updated: Friday, August 20, 2010 - 22:27

Mumbai: In a reprieve for suspended Mumbai
police officer Daya Nayak, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of
the city police today filed a report before the sessions court
here stating there is no evidence in a disproportionate assets
case registered against him four years ago.

ACB had in January 2006 registered a case against Nayak,
an encounter specialist, for allegedly amassing wealth
disproportionate to known source of his income. According to
the agency, Nayak had acquired `benami` properties to the tune
of Rs 60 lakh in his and his wife`s name.

Nayak, who is credited with over 80 encounters, was
arrested in February 2006 and was released on bail after two
months. He was later suspended from service. In November 2007,
ACB sought sanction from the Director General of Police (DGP)
to prosecute Nayak in the case.

However, the DGP refused to grant sanction after
observing that there is no evidence against the encounter
specialist. Following this, ACB today filed a report today
stating there is no evidence to prove the case against Nayak.

Nayak had also faced charges under stringent Maharashtra
Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) after a former
journalist filed a petition alleging that underworld gangster
Chhota Shakeel had given Nayak money to transfer police
officials.

However, the Supreme Court had granted him reprieve in
the case after observing that his links with the underworld
could not be established.

-PTI



First Published: Friday, August 20, 2010 - 22:27
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