Daya Nayak moves SC, seeks bail
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Daya Nayak moves SC, seeks bail

Suspended encounter specialist Daya Nayak moved the Supreme Court against the Bombay HC order declining him bail.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2006 18:15 IST

Suspended encounter specialist Daya Nayak on Monday moved the Supreme Court against theBombay High Court order declining him bail.

The suspended police officer's petition before the apex court comes less than a week after the Bombay High Court on February 8 had rejected the anticipatory bail pleas of Nayak and his alleged associate Rajendra Padate in a disproportionate assets case.

The court had granted them a week's time to surrender.

However, the High Court had granted anticipatory bail to Daya's wife, Komal Nayak at a sum of Rs 25,000 with one or two sureties for the amount.

Nayak, who has killed 83 gangsters in encounters during his decade-long career, has been accused of possessing assets disproportionate to sources of income under Prevention of Corruption Act.

According to the FIR registered on January 20 by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the Mumbai Police, Nayak has assets worth over 40 lakh, in excess of his legitimate income by a whopping 212 per cent.

Co-accused Komal and Padte face allegations of helping Nayak launder his ill-gotten wealth.

The Bombay court had rejected Nayak's plea in view of prosecution's claim that some huge transactions attributed to Komal must be probed, for which his custodial interrogation was necessary.

First Published: Feb 13, 2006 16:59 IST