The company contended that the ratings agency 'wilfully and deliberately' did not take action on the findings of a July 2020 report commissioned after whistleblower allegations about TRP manipulation
Dasgupta' daughter, Pratyusha Dasgupta, took to Twitter to allege that he was tortured in prison, and appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others to 'save his life'
Fake TRP case: Won't take coercive action against Arnab Goswami till 29 Jan, Mumbai Police tells Bombay HC
ARG Media had filed several pleas and interim applications in the HC urging the court to transfer the probe in the case to CBI, stay any further investigation in the case, and to restrain the police from taking any coercive action
The material collected by the investigating officer shows that Dasgupta manipulated TRP for particular channels by using his office as the CEO of BARC, the court observed
Mumbai Police's crime branch had argued that Dasgupta, in connivance with another senior BARC official and ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd's owner Arnab Goswami, manipulated the TRPs of Republic TV and Republic Bharat (Hindi)
Dasgupta is the fifteenth person to be arrested in the case related to alleged rigging of television rating points by some television channels
This is the 14th arrest in the case. On Sunday, the Mumbai Police had arrested Republic Media Network's Chief Executive Officer Vikas Khanchandani in connection to the scam
The police began a probe into the alleged scam after ratings agency Broadcast Audience Research Council filed a complaint through Hansa Research Agency about rigging of TRP by some channels
Republic TV has stated that it will move the holiday court against the arrest
The BARC statement came after Republic TV disclosed what it said was an email conversation between the agency's CEO Sunil Lulla and Republic Media Network CEO Vikas Khanchandan
TRP scam case: BARC says disappointed with Republic TV for 'disclosing, misrepresenting' confidential communication
The statement comes after the Republic Media Network earlier in the day claimed that BARC, in an email said it had found no complaint or evidence of malpractice against Republic TV, RepublicBharat or any of its affiliates
The exercise would cover all Hindi, Regional, English News and Business News channels with immediate effect, the rating agency said in a statement
'Like any other citizen, go to Bombay High Court': SC directs Republic TV on next steps in fake TRP case
Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for the media house, expressed apprehension about the ongoing probe saying 'of late, there is a tendency that commissioners are giving interviews'
The scam came to light when rating agency BARC filed a complaint through Hansa Research Group, alleging that certain television channels were rigging TRP numbers
The police said that households were allegedly paid Rs 400 to Rs 500 per month to keep channels switched on the entire day
Ramayan re-telecast rakes up 170 mn views for four episodes, becomes highest watched Hindi entertainment show
Ramayan was relaunched last Saturday amid the gloomy times of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a lot of thrust laid by the government machinery to popularise the series.
Partho Dasgupta steps down as CEO, BARC India; Sunil Lulla takes over world’s largest television audience measurement enterprise
BARC India is a joint initiative of broadcasters, advertising agencies and advertisers
Bombay HC directs BARC to expeditiously look into harassment plaint of woman employee, deliver decision in three months
Bombay High Court has asked the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre to expeditiously look into complaint of sexual harassment made by a woman employee and place it before its internal complaints committee.
Body of BARC scientist's teenage son found at Mumbai's Gharapuri in Uran Creek; Naman Dutt was missing for 12 days
BARC scientist Bhaskar Dutt's son, Naman, had gone missing after leaving his Vashi residence on 23 September. His body was found near Elephanta Caves in Mumbai's Gharapuri
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