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
The Bombay High Court has asked media houses to exercise restraint when reporting on suicide cases, saying "media trial leads to interference and obstruction to administration of justice".
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
However, as the high court adjourned the matter without hearing any arguments during the day, the police agreed to continue its previous assurance of not taking any coercive action till 15 January
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)
The decision was taken in view of a programme aired on Republic Bharat on 6 September, 2019, which Ofcom said was in violation of its broadcasting norms
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
In a chargesheet, the police alleged that an official of Hansa Research Agency paid money to sample households to tune into Box Cinema, Fakt Marathi, Maha Movie and Republic TV
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
Delhi HC to hear Bollywood producers' plea to restrain Republic TV, Times Now from making 'irresponsible remarks'
The court has directed the media houses to ensure that no defamatory content will be uploaded on social media platforms or displayed on their channels. The next hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.
Republic TV has stated that it will move the holiday court against the arrest
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
SC refuses to entertain Republic TV’s plea seeking protection for employees in cases lodged in Maharashtra
The bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud told ARG Outlier Media Private Limited, which owns the Republic Media network that their petition was ambitious in nature and they should withdraw it
The sessions court also granted bail to Vishal Bhandari, a former employee of Hansa Research Agency, who had been arrested on 8 October
Mumbai Police files chargesheet in Anvay Naik death case, says Arnab Goswami, other accused ignored suicide threat
The chargesheet said that Naik had told the accused that he would die by suicide if they don't pay his dues, but "they ignored his threat and told him to do whatever he wants"
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
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
'Don't intend to retract tweet or apologise': Kunal Kamra on contempt of court proceedings against him
In a letter posted on Twitter, the stand-up comedian also wished to volunteer the time that would be allotted to the hearing of his contempt case to other matters and parties who have not been as lucky and privileged as him to 'jump the queue'