CHASE OVER: SC’s order seems to be the beginning of the end of Daya Nayak
Mumbai: It is time up for Mumbai Police encounter specialist Daya Nayak as the Supreme Court has rejected his anticipatory bail plea. Nayak will be surrendering shortly but it is still not known whether he will be doing so at the Sessions Court or the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). The Supreme Court had earlier granted Daya Nayak interim relief from police arrest but the Bombay High Court on February 8 had rejected his bail plea earlier also. On February 8, the High Court had rejected the anticipatory bail pleas of Nayak and his alleged associate Rajendra Padate. However, on February 13, Nayak had moved the Apex Court against the Bombay High Court order.
The Supreme Court had granted Nayak and Padate a week’s time to surrender. However, the court had granted anticipatory bail to Nayak’s wife Komal. Nayak, who has killed 83 gangsters in encounters during his decade-long career, has been accused of possessing assets disproportionate to his sources of income and has been booked under Prevention of Corruption Act. According to the FIR registered on January 20 by the Anti-Corruption Bureau of the Mumbai Police, Nayak has assets worth over Rs 40 lakh, in excess of his legitimate income by over 200 per cent.