Nirmala case: Police to make more arrests

By NT Bureau Published on Apr 22, 2018 03:20 PM IST

Chennai: Enquiries continue in the sex for marks and money scandal involving professor Nirmala Devi. Sources say that CB-CID police are planning to arrest two professors Karuppasamy and Murugan who are allegedly involved in the case.

During interrogatrion, Nirmal revealed the names of Karuppasamy and Murugan. They were purusuing doctorate at Madurai Kamaraj University and allegedly helped Nirmala Devi to lure girls. CB-CID sleuths are also taking steps to recover the CCTV footage of the university.

CBCID officials headed by Superintendent of Police S Rajeshwari girlled Nirmala Devi. Last night eight officials searched her house and seized various documents. Nirmala's brother Ravi, father-in-law Pandiam, husband Saravanapandian were present on the occasion. They are expected to enquire officials and staff in Aruppulottai colleges besides Madurai Kamaraj University Vice Chancellor Chelladurai.

Meanwhile, former IAS Officer R Santhanam appointed by Governor Banwarilal Purohit to inquire the issue said that the first phase of investigation were completed yesterday.

Santhanam said, "At Arupukottai, I have questioned 20 persons and received one representation from the public. I am planning to question Nirmala. I am going to Arupukottai college on Wednesday to question some people. At MKU guest house, I have received 12 representations from the teaching and non-teaching staff."

The scandal came to light when an audio tape of Nirmala Devi's advice to students to 'adjust' with some officials went viral on social media recently.