The earlier Mumbai police officer and encounter specialist Daya Nayak was a relieved man on Wednesday after the Supreme Court gave him amnesty in the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and assured other cases. Nayak termed the judgment as triumph of law over the immoral plans of underworld agents to disgrace him and the city police.
The order by a counter of Justices Markandeya Katju and T S Thakur will stop a Mumbai Special Court from annoying Nayak under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Activities (MCOCA) Act on a grievance filed by Mumbai based resident Ketan Tirodkar.
The encounter Nayak told that “I heaved a huge sigh of relief after hearing the apex court’s order, which declared all complaints and departmental actions initiated against me as null and void; the truth has finally prevailed and agents of Chhota Shakeel and his gang stand exposed before the highest court of law”.
The grievance had charged Nayak of accepting money from mafia or underworld bosses and his suspected links with Pakistan based gangster Chhota Shakeel. Tirodkar is also facing trial for his alleged connection in underworld activities.
The judgment would cover the way for Nayak’s reinstatement, who was suspended by Maharashtra government in 2006, his activist Shivaji Jadhav claimed.