"It is important to enquire into such matters immediately and without prejudice so that the guilty do not escape without punishment", the Governor said. "If we receive a complaint on the incident, I will direct the university Registrar to file a police complaint".
In the 19-minute audio clip, Devi who calls her students affectionately as "Kanna" (Dear) attempts to entrap them to offer sexual favours in return for money and academic progress.
According to The Hindu, while the professor could not be contacted, she revealed to a news channel that her the whole conversation had been twisted by her students and extracting sexual favours from them was not her intention. The police took her into custody after waiting for over four hours outside her residence.
When the girls indicate appears to be uninterested, she was insistent saying that it was for "a very, very high-level person".
Madurai Kamaraj University Vice Chancellor P.P. Chellathurai, denied any knowledge of the controversy. PMK youth wing leader and LokSabha member Anbumani said, "The shocked students are heard saying in a broken voice that they are not interested". In the audio clipping, Nirmala Devi could be heard advising her pupils, over phone, about the opportunity awaiting them. "I am hearing about such an incident only now from you. The higher official I am referring to is not the governor, the old man, but someone of that stature", she said. During the conversation, Devi says she has access to the Governor and adds that "he is not a grandfather anyway".
It is said that the police had to storm their way in as the accused Nirmala Devi locked herself up after police came about to arrest her. Because they are high ranking officials of the university. The university has no role in the exams. "We are still clueless about the details of charges", he said.
Demanding the immediate arrest of the lady professor, a through probe should be ordered to identify for which higher authorities she has indulged in such indecent act and bring them to book. "Undettered, the professor tells the students can achieve anything".