Daya Nayak reluctant to relocate to Nagpur and is waiting for the new government to revoke transfer order.
Encounter specialist Daya Nayak was transferred to Nagpur based on pending inquires against him but he is yet to resume office. According to sources, Daya Nayak is not in favour of joining the new location and instead prefers to continue his service in Mumbai. Many police officers are transferred to remote locations which are termed as punishment posting.
A close source working with Daya Nayak revealed to our newspaper that he had gone for a long holiday by citing a reasonable excuse to the police department. Mr Nayak is waiting for the formation of a new government so that his transfer order might be revoked.
According to sources, “Daya Nayak is unhappy with the transfer order and is not keen to resume service in Nagpur. He is hoping that new the new government might revoke the transfer order so that he can continue working in Mumbai itself.”
Daya Nayak, who had been reinstated with the Mumbai police in 2012 after his ignominious six-year suspension on charges of alleged corruption, has been transferred to Nagpur on the recommendation of his seniors.
There were complaints against him in a couple of cases, and inquiries revealed that there was substance in them. The recommendation for Nayak’s transfer was made by the police commissioner’s office itself, which also supplied reasons why the PSI needed to be moved out of the metropolis.
The state home department issued the transfer order, moving Nayak to the Nagpur Range, under whose jurisdiction fall the naxal-affected districts of Bhandara and Gondia. On receiving the orders the Mumbai police headquarters immediately set the transfer process going and Nayak was instantly relieved for dispatch to his new posting.
Nayak was posted in the West Region Police Control Room and was made part of the Additional Commissioner’s special squad.
Known for shooting dead over 80 members of the underworld in encounters, Daya Nayak joined the Mumbai crime branch early in his career after completing his training in 1995. He remained in the limelight for the crime branch’s activities until he was booked by the Anti- Corruption Bureau in a corruption case.
Daya Nayak talking to AV confirmed that he is yet to resume service in his new place of posting at Nagpur. When we inquired with him about the reason for why he is yet to join service at the new location he refused to comment about it.
Nayak has to his credit the elimination of around 80 gangsters of the Mumbai Underworld, such as Vinod Matkar, Rafik Dabba, Sadik Kalia and three Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives, as a member of the encounter specialist squad.