Senior Tamil journalist arrested in Chennai

Senior Tamil journalist arrested in Chennai
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Chennai: A well-known editor of a Tamil weekly was Tuesday arrested here while on his way to Pune, airport officials said.

Senior journalist R Gopal, who heads the vernacular ‘Nakkheeran’, was picked up by a police team from the airport, they said.

The weekly’s website claimed Gopal was arrested based on a complaint from the Raj Bhavan over a write-up on Nirmala Devi, an assistant professor of a private college in Virudhunagar who had been arrested for allegedly prodding girl students to extend sexual favours to officials.

There was no immediate confirmation from police officials on the reason behind Gopal’s arrest, even as officials in Raj Bhavan could not be reached for a comment.