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Nakkheeran editor Gopal arrested for defamatory article against Tamil Nadu Governor

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R R Gopal, an editor of Tamil weekly Nakkheeran was arrested on Tuesday morning by city police at Chennai airport for allegedly publishing a defamatory article against Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

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A team of city police including two Deputy Commissioners and eight police Inspectors arrested R.R. Gopal at Chennai airport when he was about to leave to Pune. Gopal was taken to Chintadripet police station for interrogation. He is likely to be produced before a Metropolitan Magistrate Court for judicial remand.

The arrest followed a complaint that he had published stories linking the office of the Governor with Assistant professor Nirmala Devi, who was arrested recently for luring college girls to do sexual favours for Madura Kamraj University officials in return for marks and money recently. However, it is not clear that who had raised the complaint.

Earlier, in a leaked audio clip, Devi claimed that she knew Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who is also the chancellor of a university. The magazine had carried a cover story alleging that Devi met Purohit four times. Meanwhile, Purohit has denied any link with Devi.

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