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Bombay HC Asks Mumbai Police to First Issue Summons to Arnab Goswami if he is Proposed to be Added as Accused in TRP scam

Lawstreet Journal 20 Oct 2020 11:39pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Bombay HC Asks Mumbai Police to First Issue Summons to Arnab Goswami if he is Proposed to be Added as Accused in TRP scam

The Bombay High Court directed the Mumbai police on October 19, 2020, to issue a summons to the chief editor of Republic TV Arnab Goswami if he is proposed to be added an accused in the FIR alleging TRP (television rating points) scam. 

The Bombay High Court hearing the plea to quash the FIR lodged against Republic TV in the TRP (television rating points) scam said that as of the date the media networks’ editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami is not an accused.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal represented the Mumbai Police and senior advocate Harish Salve represented Arnab Goswami chief editor of Republic TV.

On October 7, 2020, a first information report was registered with Kandivali police after the Mumbai crime branch unearthed a racket involving the fraudulent increase of TRP (television rating points) of 3 channels by payment to households where barometers were placed for the purpose of measuring TRP (television rating points).

The three channels alleged to be involved in this TRP scam are Fast Marathi, Box Cinema, and Republic TV.

Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) is the authority that gives rating points to TV channels in India had earlier raised suspicions of Republic TV manipulating the system.

The company that installed these rating boxes called barometers on behalf of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) named Hansa Research had filed a case with the Mumbai Police saying some of the company’s former employees had leaked or sold the data of the households where these barometers were installed.

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