Daya Nayak cleared in graft case; hopes to join police Dept
Mumbai: A day after he was cleared in a
disproportionate assets case, suspended 'encounter specialist'
Daya Nayak expressed hope that he would be reinstated in the
"I am ready to bounce back now. I hope the government
reinstates me in the police department so that I can start my
new life," the suspended police-sub-inspector said on Saturday.
The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the city police,
which probed the charges against Nayak had filed a report
before sessions court here yesterday stating that there was no
evidence in the case registered against him four years ago.
However, the 41-year-old inspector was a little
disappointed about the entire episode.
"I always believed in myself. The false charges did not
disturb me much but I was feeling a bit sad as I had to waste
my four years due to baseless allegations," he said.
The ACB had in January 2006 registered a case against
Nayak 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 filed a report yesterday
clearing him off such charges.
"This proves that I have not done anything wrong," said
"My wife also had to face problems because of these
charges. There were also allegations that I had property in
abroad. But the fact is that I do not even have a passport
then the question of buying a property in abroad does not
arise," said the inspector, who was serving at Charkop police
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 the cop money to transfer
However, the Supreme Court had granted him reprieve in
the case after observing that his links with the underworld
could not be established.