'Encounter specialist' Daya Nayak reinstated in police force

Mumbai, Jan 11: The famed 'encounter specialist' police officer Daya Nayak had been reinstated in the state police department, a source today said.

Sub-inspector Nayak's suspension had been cancelled, a senior police officer today said on condition of anonymity. Nayak was suspended in June last year for not joining duty and being on sick leave for a very long time.

Daya Nayak

At that time his posting was in Nagpur area. Before that, after being under suspension for around six years, Nayak was reinstated in June 2012.

A 1995-batch police officer, he was suspended in 2006 after the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested him on the charge of possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. In 2010, the Supreme Court quashed the charges against him. He was reinstated in 2012 and posted in Local Arms wing of the department.

After a brief stint there, he was transferred to the west region (Bandra to Andheri) of the city which is considered as a 'high-profile' zone in the police department.


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