Nirmala Devi, Assistant Professor at a private college in Aruppukottai was granted bail by the Madurai bench of Madras High Court in the audio tape leak case. She was granted bail after spending 11 months in prison. She was arrested in April last year on charges of allegedly luring students to extend sexual favours to officials in the Madurai Kamaraj University in return for higher marks and money.
When the bail plea came up for hearing she claimed that she had been imprisoned for 11 months and was not given bail even after the chargesheet was filed. The counsel for the State did not object to her bail petition. The court directed her to co-operate with the police investigation and barred her from giving any interview to the media.