She was also booked under the Information Technology Act.A Raj Bhavan statement said, “There have been widespread reports about certain immoral happenings at a college in Aruppukottai, in which references to Madurai Kamaraj University have also been made. CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Monday appointed retired IAS officer R Santhanam to probe Aruppukkottai college assistant professor Nirmala Devi allegedly persuading four girl students to offer sexual favours to top officials in Madurai Kamaraj University , even as police arrested Devi from her house in the evening.The Aruppukkottai town police broke open her house and arrested her after seven hours of drama. Devi, who is an assistant professor in Devanga Arts College in Aruppukottai, had locked herself in the house when the police team reached there to arrest her, based on a complaint filed by the college secretary, R Ramasamy.The police filed a case under sections 370 (buying or disposing of any person as slave) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offence punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the IPC. It is important to inquire into such matters immediately and without prejudice so that the guilty do not escape without punishment.”The statement said based on the report furnished by the Madurai Kamaraj University, it has been decided by the governor in his capacity as the chancellor of the university that a high-powered inquiry would be conducted by Santhanam.Santhanam had worked as collector of Ramanathapuram district and held several senior positions before retiring in the grade of chief secretary.
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