State BJP President B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday charged Chief Minister Siddaramaiah with silently backing some Congress workers who caused 'mental agony' on Anupama Shenoy, who resigned as DSP at Kudligi reportedly in protest against their interference in her official duties.
Anupama had tendered her resignation yesterday after these people protested against the preventive detention of the trio, who wanted to extend their liquor shop, which would have blocked a road leading to Ambedkar Bhavan.
The complaint was lodged by Dalit leaders.
Yedyurappa, in a statement in Bengaluru, charged that the mental agony perpetrated by Congress workers on Anupama Shenoy had the silent nod of the Congress government in general and Chief Minister in particular.
The former Chief Minister said the 'silence' of the Siddaramaiah government reflects its 'innate allergy' and hate towards sincere and efficient officers.
He alleged that the episode started with Labour Minister Parameshwar Naik who got the woman police officer shunted out six months ago on flimsy grounds.
The CM and Home Minister did not defend her or take Naik to task. Instead they stood by him and transferred her, thus creating a demoralising environment, he contended.
Recalling the Upa Lokayukta Subash Adi controversy, he said the CM and his party workers had created a situation of helplessness for Anupama, forcing her to resign in disgust.
"It may be recalled that the government humiliated as well as tried to cast aspersions on Justice Subhash Adi, Upa Lokayukta. But the panel constituted by the High Court royally slapped and snubbed the Congress government," he said.
Yeddyurappa demanded that Home Minister G Parameshwara put an end to this 'shameful episode' and said that as KPCC President, he must discipline his party workers for creating a disgusting situation for an honest police officer to resign.
He also said Anupama's resignation in protest against interference of Congress workers in her official duties was a telling comment on the 'disgusting and suffocating atmosphere' prevailing in Karnataka under the Siddaramaiah headed Congress government.
He also said it was reprehensible to subject Anupama to humiliation and harassment for the second time in the last six months.