Nayak's judicial custody extended till Apr 1
Mumbai, Mar 20 (UNI) A special court today extended till April one, the judicial custody of suspended 'encounter specialist' Daya Nayak and his associate Rajendra Padte in a case of disproportionate assests registered against the police official.
Nayak, though under judicial remand, is being kept in the custody of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) at Bhoiwada police lock-up at his own request as he fears threat to his life in a regular prison.
Nayak and Padte were arrested by ACB on February 20. While Nayak was arrested for possessing assets dispropotionate to his known sources of income, Padte was charged with helping Nayak in laundering ill-gotten wealth.
Due to miscommunication between Bhoiwada police lock-up and Arthur Road Jail authorities, Nayak could not in the produced in the ACB court of Additional Sessions Judge Mahajan S P Mahajan during the working hours.
After waiting for more than an hour, prosecution moved an application for extending their remand to which the defence objected, saying a remand application could not be heard in the absence of accused.
When the cop was at last produced at around 1820 hrs on the direction of the judge his remand was extended till April one.
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