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
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 petition, filed by Goswami and ARG Outlier Media which owns Republic TV, also alleged that one of the employees of the firm was tortured in police custody
The sessions court also granted bail to Vishal Bhandari, a former employee of Hansa Research Agency, who had been arrested on 8 October
Fake TRP case: ED files complaint under PMLA, likely to summon officials of Republic TV and other accused
The ED will probe if fake TRPs were generated and if the money earned through this was used to generate illegal funds and create illegitimate assets
The NBA statement comes days after the CBI had registered an FIR into alleged manipulation of TRP on the basis of a reference from the Uttar Pradesh Police
Maharashtra withdraws ‘general consent’ for CBI: What this means for agency, TRP scam and Sushant case
While most states have a general consent in place for the CBI, Maharashtra is now the fifth state to withdraw its general consent for the CBI to operate, after Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan
The move implies that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will now have to take permission of the state government on a case by case basis to start investigation in the state
TRP scam case: Republic TV CEO, COO questioned by Mumbai Police; breach of freedom of press, says channel
In a statement, Republic Media Network claimed the two were asked about how the Network accessed the Hansa complaint report and said it won't "give in to any endeavours" to curb editorial freedom.
CFO Shiva Subramaniyam Sundaram and another official Ghanshyam Singh chose to not appear before the probe team, saying the TV news channel has approached the Supreme Court in the matter
The summons to Sundaram said there are reasonable grounds to believe that he is "acquainted with certain facts and circumstances of the matter and the same are required to be ascertained"