The Mumbai Police has named Republic TV Editor-in-Chief and anchor Arnab Goswami in its chargesheet in the infamous TRP scam case.
The Mumbai Police has named four owners of Republic TV in its 1800-page second supplementary chargesheet – Arnab Goswami, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Priya Mukherjee, Shivendu Mulelkar and Shiva Sundaram.
A case was registered in regards to the scam last year after then commissioner of Mumbai Police Param Bir Singh named Republic TV being involved in the scam.
In October last year, Param Bir Singh had said that the Mumbai Police busted a TRP racket which involved Republic TV, Box Cinema, and Fakt Marathi.
The channels, Singh alleged, manipulated TRPs by bribing Partho Dasgupta, former CEO) of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), to increase their viewership.
TRP scam came to light after BARC lodged a complaint alleging that few TV channels were rigging rating numbers.
Thus far, the Mumbai Police has arrested 13 people in connection with the case.