DySP Anupama's family says elected reps let her down

DySP Anupama's family says elected reps let her down

DySP Anupama's family says elected reps let her down
Labour Minister P T Parameshwar Naik has said he had nothing to do with the resignation of Kudligi DySP Anupama Shenoy. In January, he had boasted in public that he got Shenoy transferred for putting his call on hold.

Replying to a query at a press meet in Shivamogga on Monday, he said he was no way connected to the matter. He said the Ballari Superintendent of Police informed him that Shenoy had resigned after some people protested against her. “I asked the police officer to take suitable action as per the rules. I am in no way involved in her resignation. So don’t ask the question about the matter.”

When asked whether Shenoy was efficient in her work, he said, “I can’t say whether she was good or bad in her work. The department would do it. I have no role in it.” On Monday afternoon, the state police headquarters in Bengaluru received Shenoy’s resignation letter. “We have received the resignation letter and it will be forwarded to the government for further action,” ADGP (Administration) Praveen Sood told Deccan Herald.

The letter will be sent to Additional Chief Secretary (Home) who will discuss it with Home Minister G Parameshwara before any action is taken.

The government may accept or reject the resignation. Shenoy stated in the letter that she would not be able to work in the police force because of “personal reasons”.

Meanwhile, Shenoy’s family blamed politicians for putting an abrupt end to her illustrious career. Her brother, Achyut Shenoy, said elected representatives had “forced” her to quit. He demanded justice for her, saying she had complained to higher officials.

The family thinks that if she is transferred to Mangaluru, she could withdraw her resignation, he said.

The officer’s father, Radhakrishna Shenoy, recalled how he took great pains to educate her.

“I ran a canteen to fund her education,” he said. “Had I known that she would be tortured so much, I wouldn’t have had to provide for her higher education.” He said Anupama was staying away from the family for the time being.

Radhakrishna Shenoy and Nalini Shenoy hail from Ucchila near Bada village of Udupi district. They have three children, Anupama being the eldest.

The Shenoys have been running a small tea canteen at Ucchila for the last 40 years. Radhakrishna lamented that her daughter’s seniors or elected representatives didn’t support her. JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy said Shenoy shouldn’t have resigned and sought transfer instead. He praised her for taking on the labour minister and cracking down on illegalities in Ballari. “Her resignation clearly shows there is no protection for officials under this government,” he said.
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