This Article is From Jul 01, 2016

'Victim Of Corrupt Politics,' Says Karnataka Woman Cop Who Quit On Facebook

'Victim Of Corrupt Politics,' Says Karnataka Woman Cop Who Quit On Facebook

Former Deputy Superintendent of Police Anupama Shenoy had earlier written a letter to the commission accusing Ballari Superintendent of Police R Chetan of harassing her by succumbing to political pressure. (File Photo)

Bengaluru: Former Deputy Superintendent of Police Anupama Shenoy, who had resigned from her post earlier this month over alleged interference in her work by a minister, claimed on Thursday that she was a victim of both the system, and corrupt politics.

Talking to reporters after appearing before the Karnataka Women's Commission (KWC), Ms Shenoy said she had reached out to the commission to find out ways to solve women officers' grievances in a male-dominated society.

"The entire society, and the system, is male dominated. The system is acting to the tune of male ideas... I am a victim of both system and corrupt politics," she claimed.

Ms Shenoy had resigned as Deputy Superintendent of Police of Kudligi sub-division in Karnataka's Ballari district.

She had earlier written a letter to the commission accusing Ballari Superintendent of Police R Chetan of harassing her by succumbing to political pressure.

"Through this (approaching the commission), I am hoping that the system may find some way so that any lady officer, if they are having any grievances, can find a solution," she said.

Ms Shenoy said she had decided to carry forward her fight by not remaining in the system and added that she was having mental peace, which she missed while at work.

"At least I have mental peace. Job did not provide me any mental peace," she added.

Karnataka Women's Commission chief Manjula Mansa said after preliminary enquiry that the matter had been adjourned till July 16.

Mr Chetan's representative also appeared before the panel and submitted some documents.

Ms Shenoy's alleged posts on Facebook levelling charges against the then Labour and District in-charge Minister PT Parameshwar Naik, had created a flutter.

Mr Naik was dropped in a major cabinet reshuffle by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on June 19.

In January, Ms Shenoy was transferred allegedly at the behest of Mr Naik for putting his call on hold, with the incident triggering a storm.

A video footage purportedly showing Mr Naik making a boastful claim about shunting out Ms Shenoy had also gone viral.