BENGALURU: Former Deputy Superintendent of Police Anupama Shenoy, who resigned allegedly due to political pressure, has now taken up the issue with the Centre. Audio clips of phone conversations purportedly between then minister P T Parameshwara Naik, senior police officers and her have surfaced.
Sources said that Shenoy has written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday ‘complaining’ about the political pressure on police officers in the state. She also wrote about DG&IGP Om Prakash’s ‘failure’ in handling the issue. Sources said that, acting on her letter, the Centre has sought a response from the state.
However, Law Minister T B Jayachandra told Express, “We have not received any communication from the Centre regarding Anupama Shenoy’s case which has been put up with the Home ministry.”
CM Siddaramaiah said, “She has taken up the issue with the Centre. Let the Centre take action.”
A source said, “In her letter, she has accused DG&IGP Om Prakash of bowing to political influences. She has also mentioned the lobbies that are actively sabotaging the work of police officials.” The authenticity of the tapes is, however, not independently verified.
Despite repeated attempts by Express, Anupama did not respond.