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'
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
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
Republic TV has stated that it will move the holiday court against the arrest
The sessions court also granted bail to Vishal Bhandari, a former employee of Hansa Research Agency, who had been arrested on 8 October
The scam came to light last month when rating agency BARC filed a complaint through Hansa Research Group, alleging that certain television channels were rigging TRP numbers
The four-member committee will be headed by Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi S Vempati and the panel to submit its report to the I&B minister within two months
Arnab Goswami arrested on abetment to suicide charges; Republic TV chief claims physical assault by cops
Naik's family said they "were happy" with Goswami's arrest and that they do not want to make the issue political.
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 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
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"
The police said that households were allegedly paid Rs 400 to Rs 500 per month to keep channels switched on the entire day