The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has summoned 24 alleged donors and trustees of a primary school that they believe was built by suspended police sub-inspector and encounter specialist Daya Nayak.
The Indian Express has a copy of the list, which includes several film producers like Jhammu Sughand, Boney Kapoor and Ali Morani Ghulam.
‘‘This is not true at all,’’ said Morani. ‘‘I have never made any donation to Nayak.’’
Named after Nayak’s mother and built at an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore, the Radha Nayak School was set up in 2000 at Yennehole in Udipi district, Karnataka. While Amitabh Bachchan inaugurated the school, Suniel Shetty and Aftab Shivdasani were also present at the inauguration. Later, while Additional Commissioner of Police Uddhav Kamble probed the funds for the school in 2003, he gave Nayak a clean chit.
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‘‘We have sent summons to the 24 people and they will be brought in a week’s time,’’ said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ACB) Vikas Gaikwad. ‘‘We believe that no funds were actually donated and that the school was financed by Nayak himself to launder his money. The list is just a facade.’’
According t Gaikwad, the last three names are those of the servants working at Nayak’s aide P Manivellan’s—he was arrested on charges of aiding Nayak in amassing disproportionate wealth—house.
‘‘It’s very unlikely that they could have afforded to make donations of such large amounts,’’ he said. ‘‘This is another indication that the donations were just a front for Nayak to convert his dirty money to white money.’’
Nayak runs out of options as SC rejects bail plea
MUMBAI: After the Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with last week’s Bombay High Court order rejecting his anticipatory bail plea, speculation is rife over whether suspended police sub-inspector Daya Nayak will be arrested or will turn himself in.
The SC rejected Nayak’s petition against the high court’s February 8 order refusing him anticipatory bail in a disproportionate assets case registered on January 20.
Justices Arijit Pasayat and S H Kapadia, however, said that were Nayak to surrender before the relevant trial court and move a regular bail application, the court should dispose of the plea the same day.
Addressing the media following the apex court order, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ACB) Vikas Gaikwad said the ACB would now re-investigate all probes conducted against Nayak in the last 10 years of his service, in which he has so far always been given a clean chit.
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