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Disproportionate assets case: Mumbai encounter specialist Daya Nayak gets clean chit

After seven-and-a-half years, the ACB had moved the special Mumbai court last year, seeking that the case be closed

mumbai Updated: Feb 07, 2018 23:17 IST
Charul Shah
Charul Shah
Hindustan Times
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Daya Nayak and his wife were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act for possessing assets disproportionate to his income.(HT File)

The special court set up to hear corruption cases gave a clean chit to encounter specialist Daya Nayak in connection with a case of disproportionate assets on Tuesday.

Nayak and his wife were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act for possessing assets disproportionate to his income. Acting on a Bombay high court order, the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) registered a case in January 2006. According to the agency, Nayak had acquired 'benami' properties worth Rs60 lakh in his and his wife's name.

After a preliminary inquiry, the ACB moved the special court in August 2010, seeking that the case be closed as the director general of police refused to sanction prosecution of Nayak, saying there was no evidence against the cop.

The court refused to accept the summary report and ordered that the agency reinvestigate the case. After seven-and-a-half years, the agency had moved the special court last year, seeking that the case be closed.

Before accepting the report, the court asked the complainant — a police officer who was then posted at the ACB — to file a statement on the report, including if he had any objections to it. The officer filed his reply last month, saying he had no objections and requesting the court to pass an appropriate order.

According to the report, the agency did not find any conclusive proof against Nayak. It thus asked the court to close the case.

First Published: Feb 07, 2018 23:17 IST