Nayak told to move sessions court
'Encounter specialist' Daya Nayak had approached HC for anticipatory bail.india Updated: Jan 23, 2006 22:53 IST
Mumbai police's 'encounter specialist' Daya Nayak on Monday approached the Bombay high court to seek anticipatory bail in a case filed by Anti-Corruption Bureau against him.
The court, however, asked him to move the sessions court in this regard.
Hearing the matter, Justice VM Kanade allowed the police officer to withdraw his petition and instead move the sessions court.
The judge told Nayak's counsel to approach the sessions court first and then come to the High Court, if necessary.
Nayak's counsel pleaded that they had approached the High Court because it had earlier heard some related matters about the petitioner.
However, the Judge said this contention could not be the ground for approaching the High Court.
He directed Nayak to move sessions court to seek anticipatory bail in the case filed against him and his wife Komal for allegedly amassing wealth, disproportionate to his known sources of income.
ACB had filed a case against Nayak under the Prevention of Corruption Act and his wife Komal for alleged connivance.
An open inquiry instituted into the assets acquired by Nayak allegedly revealed that he possessed assets worth over Rs 40 lakh,
The amount was 212 per cent more than his income sources, ACB said.
The high-profile encounter specialist, who has to his credit more than 50 killings of underworld gangsters under his belt, is absconding, the ACB alleged, while senior Mumbai Police officials said that Nayak was availing of a sanctioned leave.