Anupama distances herself from controversial Facebook posts
Ballari (DHNS): Kudligi sub-division DySP Anupama Shenoy, who had tendered her resignation on June 4, has distanced herself from the controversial Facebook posts.
“It is not my Facebook account. I am clueless about the posts and the status. Someone might be doing it in my name,” she said.
When the reporters asked her why she didn’t lodge any complaint against the hackers, Anupama shot back saying, “Do you think my department would deliver justice if I lodge a complaint?”
After remaining incommunicado since June 4, Anupama returned to Kudligi in the early hours of Thursday.
She said, “My resignation issue is being misused by people, media and ‘others’ to further their own interests. I cannot bear it. I will wage a legal battle.” When a reporter sought Shenoy’s reaction to chief minister suggesting that higher-ups should take strict disciplinary action against her, the official, who is at loggerheads with Ballari District Minister P T Parameshwara Naik, said, “If constables and lower rung officials commit any mistake, they are sacked instantly. Likewise, they should take action against those who have harassed me or done injustice to me.I do not have faith in the system. But I do have faith in judiciary. I will seek justice in the court of law,” she added.
Anupama, who arrived in Kudligi at 4.30 am on Thursday, didn’t come out of her official residence till 2.30 pm. But she had no other options but to speak to journalists who mobbed her when she opened the door of her quarters.
Refuses to meet DySP
Anupama refused to meet Kudligi In-charge DySP R S Patil who went to her official quarters in Kudligi following instructions from Ballari SP R Chetan. Meanwhile, members of several voluntary organisations blocked the National Highway in Kudligi, urging Anupama to withdraw her resignation. They tried to block her vehicle.
Pejawar seer bats for Anupama
Pejawar Mutt seer Sri Vishewesha Theertha Swami said the police force needs the service of sincere officers like Anupama Shenoy, reports DHNS from Udupi. She should continue working and should serve the force upholding the values. The seer said that the government should intervene and sort out the problems that forced the honest officer to resign from her post. The allegations made by the officer should be investigated. The seer said the injustice meted out to the officer should be set right.
‘She broke rules by using FB’
Law and Parliamentary Minister T B Jayachandra said, “A government employee is barred from taking issues pertaining to government and its agencies to social media platforms. Kudligi DySP Anupama Shenoy has violated rules by posting comments and status in her Facebook account.” Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a government function in Tumakuru on Thursday, Jayachandra said, if she had any issues or complaints she could have approached the higher-ups.
The government is still trying to convince the official with good track record to withdraw her resignation, Jayachandra said adding that the comments made by Shenoy in her FB account cannot be treated as complaint.