A well-known editor of a Tamil weekly was Tuesday arrested from Chennai airport on his way to Pune 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.
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.
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.
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