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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.
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.
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