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PMK leader S. Ramadoss on Tuesday said committees appointed by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and the Vice Chancellor of Madurai Kamaraj University P.P. Chellathurai to probe an alleged sexual trafficking complaint were not legally valid.
He said only a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe was justified.
But Chellathurai told reporters in New Delhi on Monday that a five-member committee had been constituted to investigate the case.
He said only the college management has the power to take action against a professor found to be misguiding the students to take a wrong path.
A shadow of suspicion is on all the top officials of the University and hence Chellathurai can face an inquiry committee but cannot set up one, according to the PMK leader.
He said the accused professor's mobile phone call records should be checked to determine others involved.
The woman professor, who taught at a college in Aruppukottai, was at the centre of a storm after audio clips of her talk with some students suggesting that they yield themselves to keep the 'higher-ups' in the Madurai Kamaraj University happy so that the college gets facilities. The clips went viral on the social media.
Police in Virudhunagar district are currently questioning her.
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