Giving a new turn to the Ambani bomb scare case, the Enforcement Directorate has found a link between the TRP scam and ex-Mumbai cop Sachin Waze. Reportedly, the suspended police officer took Rs 30 lakh bribe from the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) to stop troubling the council's employees. The BARC officials have accepted that they paid Waze by routing the money in the name of a fictitious company.
Courtesy: The Times of India
Former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta, an accused of manipulating TRP of various news channels has been granted bail by the Bombay HC. Reportedly, he is accused of receiving US $12,000 and Rs 40 Lakhs from Republic's Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami. Moreover, Special Public Prosecutor Shishir Hailey named several BARC officials in connection with the case, and reiterated the WhatsApp chats of having information about Pulwama. However, Advocate Aabad… read-more
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Former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta, in his statement to the Mumbai Police, has claimed that Republic TV's Chief Editor Arnab Goswami had paid him $12,000 and Rs 40 lakh to manipulate TRP ratings. Reportedly, Arnab paid for Partho’s foreign trips and to bring Republic on top in TRP charts. Moreover, Partho also accepted to have bonhomie with Arnab since 2004. However, Partho's lawyer has denied allegations saying "the statement would have been… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
The bail plea of former Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) CEO Partho Dasgupta was rejected by a Mumbai sessions court on January 20. Denouncing Partho’s bail plea over poor health, the court opined that he played an important role in manipulating Republic TV's TRP. Earlier, the Mumbai Police, in a 1000-page charge-sheet, attached the WhatsApp conservation of Partho and Arnab Goswami. Currently, Partho is admitted to Mumbai’s JJ… read-more
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The Mumbai Police said that Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami had bribed “lakhs of rupees” to the ex-CEO of BARC Partho Dasgupta to increase the TRP of his channel. Reportedly, this was the first time Arnab's name has been surfaced officially in the scam. Police informed that Dasgupta had bought expensive goodies with the bribed amount. They added that the transactions were mostly through cash and once with US Dollars.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
The Supreme Court has asked Arnab Goswami's counsel to appeal in the Bombay high court first in relation to the TRP scam case. A bench lead by Justice DY Chandrachud said that they cannot "entertain" such petitions which have not been through the High Courts and advised Arnab's counsel to have faith in the country's high courts. Reportedly, Arnab's lawyer has agreed to withdraw the case and move it in the Bombay High Court.
Courtesy: The Hindu
The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) of India on October 15 announced that it will stop rating the channels that come under 'news genre' for a short period. The decision came after a number of news channels allegedly faked their Television Rating Points (TRP) which came to light owing to an investigation by the Mumbai police. The statement further read that this would apply to all Hindi, Regional, English and Business News channels… read-more
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The Mumbai Police informed that one of the accused in the Television Rating Point (TRP) manipulation scam had received over Rs 1 crore in the last one year. Reportedly, the accused, Bomapallirao Mistry, received the amount from four to five individuals. The police told he used to pay households to watch three television channels without having any income source. Meanwhile, Mistry's bank locker and account having about Rs 29 lakh were also… read-more
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