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TRP case charge sheet names Republic TV head Arnab Goswami as accused

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The criminal intelligence unit (CIU) of the Mumbai police crime branch on Tuesday filed a 1,912-page second supplementary charge sheet in the television rating point (TRP) manipulation case, naming seven more persons, including Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic TV and R Bharat news channels, as an accused
The criminal intelligence unit (CIU) of the Mumbai police crime branch on Tuesday filed a 1,912-page second supplementary charge sheet in the television rating point (TRP) manipulation case, naming seven more persons, including Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic TV and R Bharat news channels, as an accused. Goswami’s lawyer refused to comment.
With the addition of the seven new accused, five of them connected to Republic TV group , namely Goswami, Shiva Subramanyam, Priya Mukherji, Shivendra Muldhekar and Ranjit Waltkar, and two to Maha Movie channel, Amit Dave and Sanjay Verma, the number of accused in the case has now gone up to 22.
On the basis of a complaint lodged by representatives of Hansa Research Group, a contractor employed by the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), a joint industry company set up by stakeholders to manage television audience measurement system, Kandivli police on October 6, 2020 registered an offence against some of their relationship managers for allegedly manipulating TV ratings and helping some channels to artificially enhance their ratings. The complainant alleged that certain television channels were rigging TRP through some of their relationship manager.
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