‘Encounter specialist' police officer Daya Nayak, who was suspended following complaints that he owned assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, had been reinstated after the Mumbai Police revoked his suspension order, Mumbai Police's official spokesperson Nisar Tamboli told The Hindu on Saturday.
“He has been posted in the Local Arms unit in the same designation which he held when he was suspended,” Mr. Tamboli said.
Mr. Nayak's suspension was revoked by a police committee and the order was signed by Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik on Saturday. Mr. Nayak is known to have killed more than 80 gangsters in encounters.
Mr. Nayak was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau in 2006 on the complaint by former journalist Ketan Tirodkar. He was given bail after 60 days of arrest as the police failed to file a charge sheet in the stipulated period.
Mr. Nayak has been under suspension since 2006. No substantial evidence was found against the policeman during the investigation, police sources said.
In 2010, the Supreme Court quashed all the charges against him under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).