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ACB books Daya Nayak's wife, cop untraceable
January 21, 2006 20:42 IST
Maharashtra's Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered a case against Komal, the wife of encounter specialist Daya Nayak, in connection with charges of amassing of wealth by her husband.
Nayak is untraceable and Komal has been accused of connivance with Nayak, who had allegedly parked his funds in a finance company in which she was a director, ACB sources said on Saturday.
The ACB conducted a search of Nayak's police quarter in Kandivali on Friday and booked him under Prevention of Corruption Act as culmination of an open inquiry that was conducted by the Bureau into the wealth accumulated by the police sub-inspector.
ACB sources alleged that Nayak was found to have acquired assets worth nearly Rs 40 lakh, which were not in proportion to his known sources of income and for which he was unable to convince the Bureau.
Not only will the encounter specialist now attract cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act but also the Bureau is likely to place him under arrest.
"Placing somebody under arrest is a discretion of the ACB and will depend on the requirements of the case," a senior ACB official said.
Nayak, who is credited with over 50 encounters during his posting in Mumbai Crime Branch till a year ago, is alleged to have floated a number of finance companies, which ACB officials suspect, were used to launder ill-gotten money.