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HC dismisses PIL seeking CBI probe into college sex scandal

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dismissed a PIL seeking CBI probe into the alleged sex scandal involving a

The vacation bench comprising Justice R Subramanian and Justice M Dhandapani dismissed the PIL filed by G S Mani, an practising in the

Citing the ongoing state CB-CID probe and pendency of a petition seeking setting up of a special investigation team (SIT) to deal with the matter, the bench said hence, the PIL could not be entertained.

The matter relates to alleged attempt by Nirmala Devi, an assistant in Aruppukottai in district, to lure girl students to extend sexual favours to higher education officials in return for marks and money.

The college is affiliated to the

Devi has been arrested while Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit, in his capacity as the of the university, had set up a one-man inquiry committee to look into the allegations.

The petitioner had expressed doubts over the investigation by the and the inquiry ordered by the

The investigation and the judicial inquiry ordered by the would destroy the entire investigation and evidences, he alleged.

"There is a bright chance of tampering evidences. Hence the court monitoring CBI probe is just and necessary," said.

Devi was arrested after an audio clip of her purported conversation with students went viral on

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 21:20 IST