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Encounter specialist Daya Nayak transferred

Vijay Singh in Mumbai and agencies | December 19, 2003 10:11 IST
Last Updated: December 19, 2003 12:45 IST


Mumbai Police inspector Daya Nayak on Friday was transferred from Crime Branch to Charkop police station in suburban Kandivili with immediate effect.

Police Commissioner P S Pasricha gave orders for the transfer of the encounter specialist following the rejection of his petition by the Bombay high court challenging a special court's order, which directed the police to probe his alleged nexus with the underworld on the basis of a complaint lodged by a scribe.

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Nayak, who has shot dead 70 gangsters in encounters, was asked by the high court on December 17 to deposit his passport forthwith with the police commissioner.

Based on a complaint filed by a journalist Ketan Tirodkar about Nayak's alleged nexus with Pakistan-based gangster Chhota Shakeel the special court had ordered Assistant Commissioner of Police Shankar Kamble to conduct a probe and carry out searches on his premises.

Accordingly, Kamble probed the matter and filed a report.

Being aggrieved, Nayak had filed a petition in high court, which rejected his contention that the special court cannot entertain a private complaint under MCOCA.

Tirodkar had alleged that he and Nayak had accepted Rs 5 crore from Shakeel to transfer cops. The scribe said he too had committed offence under MCOCA but sought pardon under this stringent law.

Tirodkar, however, was not happy with the actionof the Mumbai police. He told rediff.com: "This is a very late reaction from the police department against Daya Nayak. Transferring him to Kandivilli is convienient for Nayak. This is a mild action against him. I had expected Nayak to transferred out of Mumbai."



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Sub: best wishes

hellow daya how are you i am your fan your are a real hero of the police


Posted by shankar





Sub: Daya

The scribe is not the person to decide about the punishment eventhough Daya is not 100 % innocent.


Posted by B.D.Shenoy





Sub: TRansfer of Dayal Nayak

Sir, Read the last sentence. "I expected them to transfer him out of Mumbai". The statement itself speaks of the ulterior motive of Mr.Tirodkar, in ...


Posted by Ramanath Babu





Sub: Who stands to gain

The following questions come to my mind. 1) Dayanayak is a well known encounter specialist. Having a nexus with choto shakeel what will he stand ...


Posted by Govindarajan S S




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