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Governor, VC can't probe criminal cases, only CBI should: PMK leader

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on Tuesday said committees appointed by and the of probe an alleged sexual trafficking complaint were not legally valid.

Ramadoss welcomed the arrest of a female who allegedly tried to lure her students to extend sexual favours to top officials of the university in

He said only a (CBI) probe was justified.

On Monday, Purohit and Chellathurai had ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter by a retired IAS officer,

But Chellathurai told reporters in on Monday that a five-member committee had been constituted to investigate the case.

"Purohit is only a of the University. He does not have the power to govern or probe malpractices in the colleges," Ramadoss said.

He said only the college management has the power to take action against a 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

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 happy so that the college gets facilities. The clips went viral on the

Police in district are currently questioning her.

Meanwhile, M.told reporters that only a of a University can set up an inquiry committee and not the Governor who is the Chancellor.

"It is not known why the Governor as the Chancellor acted in this manner. There seems to be some confusion. Only a monitored CBI probe would bring out the truth," Stalin said.



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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 14:02 IST