Asserting that there should be no interference in the working of a good officer, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said if former Karnataka Deputy Superintendent of Police Anupama Shenoy’s ‘harassment’ allegations are proven true, then those responsible for the same must answer.
“One hasn’t seen the tapes directly but in any case, generally speaking, no one should try to interfere in the working of a good officer and thereafter make any false claims,” BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said.
“If there is evidence which shows that she was harassed then obviously that evidence will come to her defence and whoever has put that pressure will be answerable,” he added.
The Congress Party also echoed similar sentiments and demanded an investigation into the matter.
“This is a serious issue. The way Anupama Shenoy has come out and made allegations publically, it exudes the seriousness of the matter. The matter should be investigated,” Congress spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit told ANI.
Two months later after she step down from her post over alleged harassment and interference in her work by a Minister in Karnataka Government, Shenoy released audio tapes of phone conversations she allegedly had with her superiors to a news channel in New Delhi.
According to reports, Shenoy claims that the audio tapes she had made public has recordings of her phone conversations with P.T. Parameshwar Naik, then Labour Minister.
The tapes also had recordings of her conversations with her superior officers, including the State police chief, who she alleged transferred her from Kudligi in Ballari district after she went against Naik.
Shenoy had after resigning also claimed that her life was under threat.