A week after the sex scandal at a college affiliated to the Madurai Kamaraj University came to light, the CB-CID has taken in another professor for interrogation. On Monday, a male assistant professor by the name of Murugan was taken into custody for questioning.
According to reports, Murugan's name surfaced in connection to the case, when Nirmala Devi, the professor who attempted to lure students into sex work, mentioned him during the CB-CID interrogation. Murugan has reportedly been absconding and investigators had formed special teams to find him. He was taken into custody when he was recording his entry at the Madurai Kamaraj University.
CB-CID sleuths had on Sunday told the media that they were looking for Murugan and his close associate, Karuppiah. The two are believed to be friends of Nirmala Devi, who was arrested last Monday.
Murugan reportedly teaches in the college's Management Studies department. According to TNIE, CB-CID believe that Murugan and Karuppiah put Nirmala in contact with higher officials.
Retired IAS officer Santhanam has also been probing the sex-for-cash scandal at Madurai Kamaraj University after a shocking audio tape was released of a woman professor trying to lure four of her female students to perform sexual favours for ‘high officials’. While he was appointed by TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit, another probe is underway, by the CB-CID, who have been tasked by the Tamil Nadu government.
The CB-CID has so far questioned and searched the offices of the Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) Vice Chancellor PP Chellathurai, and Registrar V Chinniah, with regard to the sex scandal. CB-CID says that they have found material evidence which includes call records that incriminate a few university officials. On Friday evening, the CB-CID team visited Registrar Chinniah's office and confiscated documents mentioning expenses and accommodation given to Nirmala and other professors when they visited the university. The team is also attempting to get CCTV footage of the University, according to a TNIE report.