Senior Congress leader Janardhan Poojary Saturday demanded the resignation of Karnataka Labour Minister and party leader Parameshwar Naik, who allegedly got a woman police officer, Deputy SP Anupama Shenoy, transferred for putting his call on hold.
“The minister wanted the Deputy SP to save one of his relatives involved in a murder case but she did not agree. He also supports sand mafia, towards which she was strict. So he transferred her using his influence,” he alleged.
Poojary also demanded that the state government reinstate Shenoy as Deputy SP of Kudligi.
Shenoy was transferred last week, soon after she put on hold a call made by Naik. The transfer led to outrage, with many organisations calling for a bandh in Kudligi.
“My question to CM Siddaramaiah and home minister G Parameshwara is whether this is a good action on your part. Don’t you think it is a matter of shame for the government and the Congress? It is your duty to act against the minister,” said Poojary. Congress sources said the party high command has sought a report on the incident.