Famous journalist Nakkheeran arrested

Gopal, a Tamil journalist and the editor of Nakkheeran magazine, was arrested Tuesday morning at Chennai airport. Sources say the arrest was based on a complaint from Governor Banwarilal Purohit’s office.

Gopal, 59, was booked for sedition under Section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code.The veteran investigative journalist, who’s popularly known as Nakkheeran Gopal, was arrested by a special Chennai Police team at 8.15 am. He was on his way to an event in Pune.

Gopal was being questioned at a police station in Chintadripet, Nakkheeran reported.Sources say the complaint that led to his arrest was about a Nakkheeran magazine article on the Nirmala Devi case.

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