Sunday, January 22, 2006

Bollywood, Pakistan and Daya Nayak

Pakistan lifts ban on Bollywood Films, reports TOI. Today, the Sunday.
It is a move that will be welcome by millions of Pakistanis, though it will be dent to the DVD industry there. I am glad that all the bollywood movie aficionados of Pakistan will be able enjoy a Hindi movie in the theatre. The bridge between the countries will hopefully be strengthened a little more.

And there was also a mention of joint ventures between Pakistani and Indian Film makers, maybe Khizzy will get to make a bollywood movie..

I am only worried that Bolywood producers will start getting fresh phone calls. With popularity that Hindi movie enjoys in Pakistan, the overseas rights will be something the Mafioso will not overlook. As I write this, who knows… somebody is answering a call to..”haalo, Hum Dubai se bol rahe hein!”

Talking about the underworld, the paper in the last few days have been splashed with Encounter specialist Daya Nayak’s unaccounted wealth. It wasn’t news to me though, as must be to everyone else. About the wealth. Bureaucrats and Policemen in India are wealthy, politicians are super wealthy. I am not generalizing though; maybe I should say most of the breed.

It is not really news that a policemen with 12000 salary has wealth in excess of a crore or for that matter an excise officer. Or even one from a pollution control board or the municipal corporation. It is taken for granted that they have money. Maybe the reason is the paltry salary that our govt. pays to its servants.

But, Daya Nayak is a different story. Maybe the wealth is disproportionate, but he did receive a lot of reward money for all the criminals he gunned down. A feature was once done by the Times itself about him, during the Ab Tak Chappan Movie days. About how he built a school in his village from the award money and all. The same paper that is demonizing him had once made him a Hero of sorts, an idol. But that is not the point.

My point is that he had made a lot of reward money, and it was in 10s of lakhs 5-6 years back, and even by investing wisely that money, he could easily have multiplied to a few crores by now. And by investing in a dance bar type hotel in Dubai, the one that he is reported to have a partnership in, his wealth must have multiplied. The basis on which he is being demonized now is something so commonplace, I believe, that it wouldn’t hold much water in the Indian courts.

Update: Featured on Bloggers park, Mumbai mirror 24th Jan [link]. First go to 24th jan page and type blogger's park in the search box.

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Blogger Khizzy said...

wow...are u sure...i did hear about that!but it sonly for one movie thats being allowed to show, some sunny deol flick!
i hope its true though!
we need a new activity around here!

22/1/06 11:46 PM  
Blogger Punkprincess said...

I posted about this whole Daya Nayak issue at let me know what you think. By the way, I think you have too much faith in our courts, because if they were as sensible as you suggest, they would have thrown out Tirodkar's petition as any criminal's allegations against a good officer should have been...

24/1/06 12:55 AM  
Blogger anthony said...

@ Khizzy: It wil take some time. perhaps, They have to first appoint distributers etc etc. That sunny flick must be one they had for a long time now. but its a nice one..

24/1/06 11:43 AM  
Blogger anthony said...

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24/1/06 12:42 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

@ Punk princess.. will check out..

I said it wouldn't hold much water in the indian courts!

24/1/06 1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the arrest of Daya prove that all the other police are clean, can the courts say that all the IPS officers are very honest and only Daya was corrupt?. All the encounter cops to every one in this present system could be highly corrupt. The government have developed this system like this, that no one dare question the politicos in power. All the people in power, let it be the cops, politicians & judiciary is comfortable in this rut. Daya is made a scapegoat due to his popularity, its pure zelousy. This very cops, politicians & judiciary , including the common man knows that a effective cop, to develop informers will have friendly conversations with gangsters via mobile or landline etc, thats how information is ferreted out. No informer advertises in newspapers any tipoff. This informers have to be paid large sums to get important tip offs, this tip off money have to be generated somehow, please remember Daya's job was to put a stop to the killing feilds that was Mumbai in the ninties. His name was teror to all, ask any prominent bussinessman, if they recieved a extortion call, and if that bussinessman replied that Daya was a friend, then the calls would stop. The politicians want to revive the underworld, their fund supply have all dried up. Is it not clear that when it has come in the papers that two main politicians who have defected from the saffron party is having crores worth of property, yet this over zelous courts, out to clean this city, does not notice such newspaper reports. Why is the courts not passing any judjment on how this politicians have ammased crores worth assets in a short span of 10-15 years? Does this government want to convey a message to public that ammasing a few lakhs is not allowed, but a few hundred crores is ok. All this reeks of a greater conspiracy. Science has medicine for everything but zelousy. And this is zelousy plus conspiracy put together. Why can't he be put in house arrest, why is it necessary he has to be put in a prison full of third rate gangsters. Why is he being interrogated in camera, it should be transperent. And most important screen all the cops in the force and give them a clean chit then target him, they won't do that. The courts should also screen all the politicians, even that they wont do. Such is the state of this nation now. Major scams have surfaced but no results, what happened to Bofors, coal, fodder, helicopter, purchases, major road tender. petrol pump etc etc etc scams, why no conviction, this cases are only dragging, but Daya have to be arrested for the better of all living beings on this planet. Underworld is rejoicing, extortion will be active again, the killings will start again. This same level of effort and over zelousness is not shown to track the gangsters abroad, from Malaysia, Hong Kong,South Africa,Dubai,Pakistan,UK,US etc. We have a strong intelligense like IB & RAW etc, why not use them to track this organised gangsters, or are they inefficient or is it that our politicians don't want it, lest their involments come out? Ketan Tirodkar is a criminal, who have support of zelous vested interests in the police force. So is it ok for any criminal to suddenly change over a new leaf and target a cop ?? "When government fears public, that is liberty. When public fear government, that is tyranny."

20/2/06 10:59 PM  

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