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On Thursday, Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh said in a press conference that Republic TV and 2 Marathi channels are involved in the game of increasing their TRP by paying.
TRP means a new twist in the case of fraud in television rating point. Nitin Devkar, deputy general manager of Hansa Research Group Private Limited, the company responsible for TRP in Mumbai, has also filed an FIR. In the copy of this, the name of ‘India Today’ is not mentioned in ‘Republic’.
Police claim – witness named Republic TV
After the copy of the FIR came out, the Mumbai Police has given clarification. Mumbai Police’s Joint Commissioner (Crime) Milind Bharambe said that India Today was named in Hansa’s FIR, but one of the arrested accused had named Republic TV and 2 Marathi channels during interrogation. From the basis of the investigation so far, evidence has been found against these three channels. Our investigation is still ongoing. If evidence is found against any of the channels, the investigation will proceed accordingly.
On Thursday, Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh held a press conference claiming that Republic TV and 2 Marathi channels were involved in the game of obtaining fake TRPs. They were raising TRP by paying. In this case, 4 people including the owner of 2 Marathi channels were arrested by the Mumbai Police. (Read full news here)
Police can send summons today
In this case, police can summon Arnab Goswami, the owner of Republic TV, promoters and some others to call for questioning. The commissioner indicated this on Thursday. He had said that some more people can be summoned as the scope of investigation increases.
On October 6, Nitin Devkar, deputy general manager of Hansa Research Group Pvt. This is his copy.
How was the TRP game going?
Mumbai Police said on Thursday that investigations revealed that those who have TRP meters in their homes were paid and asked to watch the same channel throughout the day. Some houses have been found that were closed, despite which TVs were used. The owners of these houses were given up to 500 rupees daily from the channel or agency. In Mumbai, the work of meter installation was given to the Hansa agency. Some people of this agency did this game in association with the channel. During the investigation, Hansa’s former employees also shared secret data.
The 3-page press release was issued by the Mumbai Police after the commissioner’s press conference on Thursday. This is its last page, in which the name of the Republic is written.
Republic TV said – will file a case against the commissioner
The channel’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami has issued a statement. He said, “Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh has made false allegations against Republic TV as we questioned his investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput case. Republic TV will file a criminal defamation case against Mumbai Police Commissioner. Let the Palghar case, Sushant case or any other matter … This action has been taken due to reporting of Republic TV. BARC has not mentioned Republic TV in any of its reports, so Parambir Singh’s move completely exposes them. Is doing. They should officially apologize. They should be ready to face us in court. “