Sachin Vaze

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ED Finds TRPgate-Waze Link, Says Ex-Mumbai Cop Took Rs 30L From BARC

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.

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 - 10:46 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: BARC, TRP Scam, Sachin Waze, Mumbai, Enforcement Directorate

Courtesy: The Times of India


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Ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta Receives Bail From Bombay High Court

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

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 02:46 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Arnab Goswami, TRP Scam, BARC, Partho Dasgupta

Courtesy: Live Law

Arnab Goswami-Partho Dasgupta

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Ex-BARC CEO Claims Arnab Paid Him $12000, 40 Lakh To Rig TRP

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

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 10:59 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: TRP Scam, Arnab Goswami, BARC, Partho Dasgupta, Republic TV, Mumbai Police

Courtesy: The Indian Express


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Court Rejects Ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta's Bail Plea In TRP Scam

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

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 05:37 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Partho Dasgupta, BARC CEO, BARC, TRP Scam

Courtesy: The News Minute

TRP Scam: Republic Chief Paid "Lakhs Of Rupees” To BARC

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TRP Scam: Police Reveals Republic Chief Arnab Bribed Ex-BARC CEO

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.

Tue, 29 Dec 2020 - 01:28 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Arnab Goswami, Republic TV, BARC, TRP Scam

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Arnab Goswami, Supreme Court

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'Have Faith in High Courts', SC to Arnab on TRP Scam Case

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. 

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 - 04:46 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Arnab Goswami, Bombay High Court, Supreme Court, TRP Scam

Courtesy: The Hindu


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BARC Decides to Pause Ratings For News Channels

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

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 - 02:39 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: TV, Republic TV, TRP Scam, BARC, News

Courtesy: Brifly Exclusive

TRP fraud main accused

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TRP Scam: Probe Reveals Accused Received Rs 1 Crore In Last One Year

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

Sun, 11 Oct 2020 - 10:17 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: TRP Scam, Mumbai Police, TV channels, Fraud

Courtesy: Times of India