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Tamil magazine staff move HC for anticipatory bail; police assure no arrests

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Thirty-four 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 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. He walked free after the magistrate court declined to remand him.

When the petitions by the employees came up for hearing before Justice M Dhandapani Friday, the police assured that they would not be arrested.

Recording the submission, the directed the police to file counter its affidavit by October 25 on the petitions filed by the employees.

Based on a complaint filed by the governor's secretary, the police had registered a case against and 34 others under IPC Section 124 (assault against or Governor).

Gopal was arrested over publication of a series of articles in Nakkheeran related to assistant of a private college, who allegedly asked girl students to extend sexual favours to university officials in return for marks and money.

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 Devi 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.

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

First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 22:30 IST
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