Mumbai, July 4 :Encounter specialist Daya Nayak has been suspended from Maharashtra Police, sources said.
In June 2012, Daya Nayak was reinstated in service, and transferred to Nagpur last year, pending inquiries against him. However, he did not join duty there.
After the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested him in 2006 following complaints by former journalist Ketan Tirodkar that he owned assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, Nayak was under suspension for nearly six-and-a-half years.
Later, in 2009, the then Director General of Police S S Virk had cleared him of all charges in the case stating that there were insufficient grounds. In 2010, the Supreme Court quashed all the charges against him under the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA).
Daya Nayak, a known encounter inspector has killed over than 80 gangsters in encounters.
This suspension information was given by a government official who denied to comment regarding this development.