Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai (SP)
Mumbai, Sep 1: The Maharastra state Human Rights Commission(MSHRC) last week, slammed the state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for wrongly arresting a person two-and-half years ago. P. Manivelan, a close friend of encounter specialist Daya Nayak, was arrested in the disproportionate assets case being investigated against Daya Nayak. The ACB had then alleged, that Manivelan managed Daya Nayak's money.
It may be recalled that, in an exclusive interview to daijiworld.com last year, Daya Nayak had expressed his anger over the detention of his two friends Manivelan and Padthe. He claimed, that the ACB had arrested them for no fault of theirs. They both were detained for more than two months.
With the recent Human Rights Commission decision, Daya Nayak's stand has been vindicated and the state ACB has grossly failed in its attempts to file charge sheet against Daya Nayak even after 29 months!
Despite multiple raids and intensive investigations, the ACB has miserably failed to find any evidence against Daya Nayak in the disproportionate assets case.
Earlier this year, a cout had quashed the ACB's demand for his re-arrest and condemned the bureau for targeting and unjustifiably putting a police officer under its scanner without proof.
In the absense of any corraborative evidence or even filing of a charge sheet, Nayak remains suspended and is now awaiting reinstatement as sub-inspector soon.
Last week, MSHRC levied a fine of Rs 25,000 on the state government for detaining Manivelan for more than 60 days. Retired High Court judge Justice Kshitij Vyas, chariman of MSHRC, said, "Manivelan was summoned for interrogation and investigation over 27 times and he co-operated. Although the High Court released him, the ACB arrested him again. The inspector in-charge of the case has deposed before the additional commissioner, that there was no evidence against Manivelan, but Pradnya Sarvade, the then additional commissioner, ordered his arrest".
When daijiworld.com contacted Daya Nayak over phone, he said that his stand has been vindicated. "Manivelan was my friend and the ACB had no evidence against him. I am happy about the MSHRC move, as I was also in custody for 60 days," he said.
It may be recalled, that Daya Nayak, who has eliminated 83 gangsters in his decade-long career, has been accused of possessing assets disproprtionate to his known sources of income. On Feb 20, 2006, the ACB arrested Nayak after he surrendered in court. He was arrensted on a non-bailable warrant and held in detention for 60 days.
"Justice will prevail, I have trust in Indian judiciary," Says a relieved Daya Nayak.
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