Daya Nayak to surrender on Monday

The move came hours after an NBW was issued against Mumbai Police's encounter specialist in a DPA case.
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Updated on Feb 18, 2006 10:41 PM IST
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None | ByIndo-Asian News Service, Mumbai

The city police's former "shoot-out specialist" Daya Nayak is likely to be arrested on Monday when he presents himself before the anti-corruption bureau in an alleged case of disproportionate assets.

In a letter sent through his lawyer, Nayak said he was prepared to surrender for facilitating a detailed inquiry into the case, said Mumbai police sources.

The move came hours after a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued on Saturday against Mumbai Police's suspended encounter specialist. The Supreme Court on Friday rejected his petition for anticipatory bail.

The anti-corruption bureau had booked Nayak last month on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. The offence was registered following an inquiry against Nayak spanning over nearly two years.

Nayak, a former sub-inspector attached to the city suburb Kandivili police station, shot into fame for killing more than 83 people of underworld gangs in separate shootouts during his posting in the crime branch.

His story also inspired Hindi films such as "Ab Tak Chhappan" and "Kagaar". Nayak, however, was shunted out of the crime branch in 2003 following an allegation of amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Investigations were initiated in 2003 against him following a petition filed by journalist, Ketan Tirodkar, who had alleged that Nayak had links with the underworld and that he possessed disproportionate assets.

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