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Tamil magazine employees move Madras HC for anticipatory bail

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Thirty-five employees, including journalists, of a Tamil weekly have moved the seeking in connection with a case filed against them and the magazine's over articles that allegedly disparaged

The employees of the vernacular 'Nakkheeran' have been named as accused in the FIR registered over which the R was arrested by police and subsequently released by a city court.

On October 9, was picked up by a police team from the airport here, when he was on his way to Pune.

The weekly's website claimed that was arrested following a complaint from over publication of a series of articles in Nakkheeran related to an of a private college who allegedly asked girl students to extend sexual favours to university officials in return for marks and money.

Nirmala Devi, who taught at the college in Aruppukottai affiliated to the Madurai Kamaraj University, was later arrested.

The scandal came to light in April this year after an audio tape of a purported conversation between and some students surfaced.

Purohit had rejected the professor's claim which she purportedly made in the audio tape about knowing him and having access to him. Purohit insisted he did not know her.

Based on a complaint filed by Governor's secretary, the police had registered a case against Gopal under IPC Section 124 (assault against or Governor).

However, when Gopal was produced before a court for remand, the court had rejected the plea of police to remand him to judicial custody.

The court had enlarged Gopal on bail on a personal bond.

Gopal's counsel, had told that they planned to move the high court, seeking quashing of the case.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 13:35 IST