The Madras High Court granted the relief when the criminal original petition from Gopal came up before him today.
He submitted that the cybercrime wing, acting on a complaint from Deputy Speaker Pollachi Jayaraman, had registered cases against him which he termed as blatant misuse of power.
He advised the cub journos that journalism is a field only for the people who have the courage to fight and survive.
The Tamil magazine had published in its April issue, an article about the issue relating to alleged ‘luring’ of girl students by Aruppukottai college suspended assistant professor Nirmala Devi.
It accused the magazine of “yellow journalism” or sensationalism and said there was no connection between him and the college professor accused in the case.
Nakkheeran employees move HC for anticipatory bail for defaming Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit
The employees of Nakkheeran have been named as accused in the FIR registered over which the editor R Gopal was arrested by police and subsequently released by a city court.
Journalist unions and media houses condemned Gopal’s arrest as 'draconian', while DMK chief MK Stalin asked if 'we are living in a democratic country or under a dictatorship'.
The statement, signed by chairpersons and editors of news organisations said that the move was a clear attempt to intimidate and gag the media.