A woman police official who resigned from her post earlier this month over alleged interference in her work by a minister, has now written to the Karnataka State Commission for Women accusing senior official of “harassment” on duty.
In her seven page letter to the commission, Anupama Shenoy, former deputy superintendent of police of Kudligi sub-division in Ballari district, has accused Ballari superintendent of police R Chetan of harassing her by succumbing to political pressure.
Shenoy also accused the Chetan of causing “mental torture” by issuing memos to her for “silly reasons” on returning to Kudligi after her OOD (On Official Duty) was cancelled by the government, following public pressure.
She had tendered her resignation as the DSP on June 4 as, which was accepted by the state government.
Her alleged posts on Facebook levelling charges against the then labour minister and district in-charge P T Parameshwar Naik, had created a flutter .
Naik was dropped from the Karnataka cabinet in the major reshuffle carried out by chief minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday.
Confirming that the commission has received the letter from Shenoy, women’s commission chief Manjula Manasa said, “Someone on behalf of Anupama has submitted her letter. The commission would require her statement and personal affidavit also.”
“The commission certainly will look into her complaint, will be recording statement of the SP also and get enquiry done,” she said.
In January, Shenoy was transferred allegedly at the behest of Naik for putting his call on hold, with the incident triggering a storm.
A video footage purportedly showing Naik making a boastful claim about shunting out Shenoy had also gone viral later.
Meanwhile, Chetan said he has performed his duty within the limits of law and refuted the charge that Shenoy was harassed.
He said the matter has gone to the Women’s Commission and the truth will come out from the enquiry.