Former DSP Anupama Shenoy, who resigned her post earlier this month over alleged interference in her work by a minister, on Thursday claimed that she was a victim of both system and corrupt politics.
Talking to reporters after appearing before the Karnataka Women's Commission (KWC), Shenoy said she had reached out to the commission to find out ways to solve women officers' grievances in a male-dominated society.
"The entire society, and the system, is male dominated.
The system is acting to the tune of male ideas... I am a victim of both system and corrupt politics," she said.
Meanwhile, Ballari SP R Chethan failed to appear before the Karnataka State Commission for Women on Thursday after he was summoned following Shenoyâ€™s complaint of harassment at work. Instead, one of his subordinates came to the commissionâ€™s office and submitted a written statement on Chethanâ€™s behalf in response to the allegations.
Shenoy had resigned as Deputy Superintendent of Police of Kudligi sub-division in Karnataka's Ballari district.
She had earlier written a letter to the commission accusing Chethan of harassing her by succumbing to political pressure.
"Through this (approaching the commission), I am hoping that the system may find some way so that any lady officer, if they are having any grievances, can find a solution," she said.
Shenoy said she had decided to carry foward her fight by not remaining in the system and added she was having mental peace, which she missed while at work.
"At least I have mental peace. Job did not provide me any mental peace," she added.
KWC Chief Manjula Mansa said after preliminary enquiry, the matter had been adjourned to July 16 and the SP will be summoned.
Shenoy's alleged posts on Facebook levelling charges against the then Labour and District in-charge Minister P T Parameshwar Naik, had created a flutter. Naik was dropped in a major cabinet reshuffle by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on June 19.
In January, Shenoy was transferred allegedly at the behest of Naik for putting his call on hold, with the incident triggering a storm.
A video footage purportedly showing Naik making a boastful claim about shunting out Shenoy had also gone viral later.