Senior did not allow me to check communal elements, Bhatkal woman PSI says in tell-all resignation letter

Senior did not allow me to check communal elements, Bhatkal woman PSI says in tell-all resignation letter

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-08-29 20:34 Bhatkal: Bhatkal Town Sub-inspector of Police Revathy, who resigned after she was suspended, has blamed her senior officers for preventing her from discharging her duties and forcing her to quit the service. In her resignation letter addressed to the Home Minister G Parameshwara, the officer has blamed Anup Shetty, Assistant Superintendent of Police,of harassing her in every case she handled and demotivated her from pursuing the case, especially communal cases. Anup Shetty   She goes on to say in detail that on June 4, she was informed about discovery of beef near Nagarakatte, a sacred place at Hanuman Nagar. But she was prevented by ASP Anup Shetty from taking into her custody, she said in her resignation letter. She further said that even on July 17, a similar case was reported from Khoktinagar’s Naga Yaksha Katte, a sacred place. By the time she reached there, a few rightwing activists had gathered there. They began to protest. Considering that Bhatkal is a communally sensitive area, she appealed to them to not go ahead with the protest. But to her shock, her senior, ASP Anup Shetty provoked them and instigated the protest, she alleged. She has named Sunil Nayak and Shankar Nayak of BJP and Hindutva organisations for leading the mob to her station. Considering the gravity of the situation, the investigation was handed over to Uttar Kannada DySP, GT Nayak. “However, instead of filing charges against Udaya Somayya Gonda – despite providing evidence – the officer tried to frame an innocent in the Naga Yaksha Katte case,” she alleged. Gonda was set free, courtesy, senior officers, she alleged. But Revathy did not relent. She lodged a case against Gonda. At which, “I was told that I don’t have manners, when I gave evidence about Gonda. This is what I have earned for being an honest officer,” she rued in her letter. She also pointed out that she and a collleague were publicly abused by Raghavendra Nayak of a rightwing organisation for allegedly allowing cattle trafficking on August 2. Yet, ASP Anup Shetty, who was present at the spot, did not come to her and colleague’s rescue. “When I lodged the complaint against Nayak, he told me, 'The government is on our side,'” she said in the complaint. Despite the harassment, she continued to work to ensure law and order in the communally-sensitive area, she claimed. However, a “false” complaint against her by Mohsin, a businessman, to the senior officers was the last straw, she said. “Although Mohsin complained that he was being harassed for hawala money, I found out that the truth was something else and Mohsin was lying,” she said and did not register the complaint. However, Mohsin filed a PCR in the court, forcing her to register a case against those harassing Mohsin. “This is being viewed as irresponsible on my part,” she said. She claimed in the letter that she was not given an opportunity to explain and was pressured to resign.