Thirty-four employees including journalists of a Tamil weekly have moved the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail in connection with a case filed against them and the magazine's editor over articles that allegedly disparaged Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
On October 9, Gopal 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.
Gopal was arrested over publication of a series of articles in Nakkheeran related to assistant professor Nirmala Devi 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.
Governor 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.
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