Labour minister Parameshwara Naik is a transfer specialist

Labour minister Parameshwara Naik is a transfer specialist

Submitted by Subeditor on Fri, 2016-01-29 01:02 Bengaluru: Labour minister PT Parameshwar Naik, who allegedly transferred a DySP Anupama Shenoy twice in two days for putting his call on hold, apparently has a track record of humiliating police officers who do not kowtow to him, and having them transferred.   The minister had publicly humiliated a Sub-Inspector a year ago, for the grave lapse of not meeting him. Naik openly threatened that he would get the officer sacked and stripped him naked. Bheemanagowda, the officer who was the object of the minister’s wrath, was thereafter transferred four times within a year.   Bfirst has in its possession an image of of police station in-house diary entry made by Sub-Inspector Bheemanagowda who had just joined duty after having been transferred to Tambra police station in Ballari in March 2015. In the anguish-laden diary entry, the SI reveals how Parameshwar Naik, then the incharge minister of Ballari, humiliated him at a function for not visiting him after his transfer.   “Why didn’t you come and meet me after you got posted here? I got your transfer done. Even though it’s been a month after you got your transfer to Tambra, you did not meet me. What is your service? If I can get your transfer done, I can suspend you also. I will dismiss you. I will strip you of your clothes,” says the SI’s diary entry, capturing the contemptuous remarks addressed to Bheemanagowda by the minister on March 14, 2015 at a function in Nagalapura Thanda, Hampasagara village, Hagaribommanahalli.   Bheemanagowda notes in the diary that such acts demoralised police officers and affected the efficiency of the force. “I am bringing this to the notice of senior officials to prevent such acts from occurring in the future,” writes Bheemanagowda.   Bheemanagowda’s ordeal didn’t end with the humiliation. Though reasons are unclear at this moment, after this incident with the minister, Bheemanagowda was transferred four times in a span of one year to Hadagali, Gudekote, Thambrahalli and Kamalapura police stations.   Very little is known about Parameshwara Naik’s performance as minister for labour in the Karnataka government. From the facts surfacing,apparently the minister has little time to attend to his ministerial duties, after attending to punishing police officers whose total obedience to him is suspect in his eyes.