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
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)
Republic TV has stated that it will move the holiday court against the arrest
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
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.