Kudligi DySP Anupama Shenoy Resigns
Bellary: DySP Anupama Shenoy, who was transferred by minister P T Parameshwar Naik, is once again in the news after resigning from her post here, on June 4.
Anupama was transferred on January 19 to Athani by Minister Parameshwar for not receiving his call. Within three days of her transfer, she was again transferred to Indi. As soon as the news spread that the minister was directly responsible for the transfer, various organizations staged a protest and demanded that Anupama be reinstated.
On the morning of June 4, DySP Anupama handed over her resignation letter to Inspector Nagappa and went on leave.
Superintendent of Police, R Chethan said that the reason for the sudden resignation is not known. “She has submitted her resignation and gone on leave,” he said.
There are rumours that a liquor shop owner had donated land to build Ambedkar Bhavan near Kudligi Bus Stop. Some Dalit leaders opposed this, since the site was near a liquor shop and had filed a complaint. After receiving the complaint, Anupama had warned those in charge of building the Ambedkar Bhavan to cease the construction. On the midnight of June 3, Congress leader Ravi, Kudligi Town Panchayat member from BJP Rajanikanth and Krishnamurthy were arrested by DySP Anupama for ignoring the warning and moving ahead with the construction.
There is an allegation that the arrested were assaulted by Anupama in the police station. Followers of the arrested leaders had also planned to stage a protest in front of the police station. Senior police officers have also blamed Anupama for her action against the leaders, and this might have lead to her resignation.