Eminent former encounter specialist police sub-inspectorDayaNayak who was reinstated in year 2012 after serving six year suspension for corruption charges was transferred to Nagpur. Nayak was transferred due to pressure imposed by senior officials as his relationship was strained with them.
A letter was sent in the month of December, 2013 from the Police Commissioner’s officeurging the higher officials and government to transfer DayaNayak out of the city along with the reason citedfor his transfer.Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh confirmed the news about Nayak’s transfer.
A senior level IPS officer on the condition of anonymity said,“Many cases wereregistered againstDayaNayak and several inquires are pending against him. Senior officials of Mumbai police had sent a letter to DGP and government for transferring Nayak out of Mumbai and they also had provided the reasons for the same.Later he was transferred to Nagpur.”
“The alleged nexus between Cable Mafia and other corruption charges were framed against him.Since Nayak’s relationship with his seniors was strained hence he has been transferred to Nagpur”theofficial added further.
The state Home Department issued transfer orders on Thursday, moving Nayak to the Nagpur under whose jurisdiction fall the Naxal-affected districts of Bhandara and Gondia. Hailing fromYennehole village in Udupi district of Karnataka, Nayak relocated to Mumbai in 1979.
He worked for some time at an Udupi restaurant, and was encouraged to complete his education by its owner. Nayakjoined the police force in 1995 at Juhu Police Station, and, while he was posted at the Crime Intelligence Unit.
Nayak has to his credit the elimination of around 80 gangsters of the Mumbai Underworld, such as VinodMatkar, RafikDabba, SadikKalia and three Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives, as a member of the encounter specialist squad.He joined the Mumbai crime branch early in his career after completing his training in 1995. Nayakremained in the limelight for the crime branch’s activities until he was booked by the Anti- Corruption Bureau in a corruption case.
Allegations of graft disproportionate income waslevelled against Nayak and he was others who allegedly helped his two friends who lent their names to the transfer of his wealth were also arrested by the anti-corruption bureau of Maharashtra.