Mumbai police on Sunday arrested Republic TV chief-executive-officer (CEO) Vikas Khanchandani in the fake TRP scam.
Police said crime branch officials arrested Khanchandani early Sunday morning from his residence. He will be produced before the holiday court on Sunday afternoon.
Khanchandani is the 13th person to be arrested in the case so far.
The arrest of the top executive comes less than a week after the Supreme Court turned down a from Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami.
Earlier, the channel’s Head of Distribution, Ghanshyam Singh, was named in the 1,400-page charge sheet and two of the accused indicated that they will become approvers in the case. The court will take a call on the matter.
The case was filed in October after Nitin Deokar, an official of Hansa Research, an agency that placed the ratings metres, filed a complaint alleging the process was being manipulated.