Sub-Inspector Daya Nayak suspended from Maharashtra Police

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Mumbai : Police sub-inspector Daya Nayak, known as 'encounter specialist' and who works as a sub-inspector in Nagpur, Maharashtra on Thursday has been suspended from the Maharashtra Police. According the report a government official said that Daya Nayak has been suspended. however, he declined to comment on what led to this development.

Daya Nayak was reinstated by the Mumbai Police in 2012 and he was transferred to Nagpur in January 2014, pending inquiries against him. However, he did not join duty there.

A 1995-batch police officer, Nayak was under suspension for nearly six-and-a-half years after the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested him in 2006 following complaints by former journalist Ketan Tirodkar that he owned assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

The ACB had also arrested his two friends, who lent their names to the transfer of his wealth. In 2009, however, the then Director General of Police S S Virk had denied permission to prosecute Nayak in the case with a remark that there were insufficient grounds and cleared him of all charges.

In 2010, the Supreme Court quashed all the charges against him under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). He was reinstated in 2012 and posted in a local arms wing of the department. After a brief stint here, he was transferred to the west region (Bandra to Andheri), considered a high-profile zone in the city.

Daya Nayak joined Mumbai Police in 1995, and rose to fame as an encounter-specialist in the late 1990s. As a member of the Detection Unit, he gunned down more than 80 gangsters of the Mumbai underworld, including Vinod Matkar, Rafik Dabba, Sadik Kalia and three Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives.

First Published on Friday, July 3, 2015 at: 12:13 AM


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