Monday, January 23, 2006

Mumbai Diary

Hunter became hunted

The Mumbai Police has long been viewed as an efficient though it is corrupted. The last few years saw the dramatic decline of underworld activity in this metropolis due to the heavy crack down on these gangs by the special task force, popularly known as “Encounter specialists”. Some of the top officers hogged the headlines when they shot down many a gangsters and one of the prominent of them was Mr. Daya Nayak. He has 86 scalps to his credit! Not long ago, the officers were the heroes, the hunters of evil.
Last couple of weeks witnessed a dramatic turn of events. The hunter became hunted. Daya Nayak, the high profile encounter specialist has amassed wealth disproportionate to his known source of income. As a Police officer he earns Rs. 9000 per month. He has assets well over a billion!
It is a well known secret that police officers use ex-criminals and small time criminals to get information on big guns. But this officer is a latest example of the unholy nexus of Police and underworld. He accumulated his wealth by taking contracts to kill gang members and enemies of a particular gang. Now that’s the real policing.
He has been of late keeping a low profile foreseeing this coming his way and in hiding now. Once feared and now fearful.
He has applied for anticipatory bail claiming that if arrested the gang members lodged there would take revenge. My advice is “Don’t fear Mr. Nayak. Anyway most of your colleagues are there anyway. You can take some more contracts there and kill gangsters lodged there.

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Step Mother
Little Dhruta Kurlekar is recuperating in the hospital. Wondering who is she? She is in the news of late due to the treatment meted out to her by her step mom Vaishali Kurlekar. She made this little girl suffer too much. Burned, made to stand in cold water for hours on end, broken arm severe beatings etc.
It is beyond my comprehension that how someone could harm a little child so much. At her age she hardly understands the word hatred. But she was subjected to it too much. Are they not human? Don’t they have a thing called conscience?
The appalling thing is that what was the father doing while all this is going on? There is laws for child labor, rape and abuse but none for parental abuse. The perception is that maternal home is the safest place for a child. But this kind of incidents makes a dent in this perception.
This should be treated as a rarest of rare case and the guilty must be punished accordingly. It should be treated as a case of abuse of child and the punishment should be a lesson to all those who attempts to do it. There is a lot of kids suffer the same fate. Step moms are notorious for their treatment to their husband’s kids. But this case should act as a deterrent to them from inflicting pain on these hapless angels.
My heart goes out to little Dhruta. Get well soon angel. And don’t let one incident dent your confidence or the way you look at us. We are with you.

1 comment:

Punkprincess said...

Regarding Daya Nayak, have you ever considered the view that he might me the victim of a massive frame-up by a nexus of underworld and cops in which he is the target not the culprit? Though our initial reaction is to believe what the newspapers tell us, it is not always so. Politicians can be bought, policemen can be bought, judges also can be bought so why not journalists? If you do happen to read my blog, I would appreciate any comments.