Up to date: October 21, 2020 10:44:08 pm
The Maharashtra authorities Wednesday withdrew the “basic consent” granted to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), curbing the company’s powers to probe instances within the state. The company will now need to strategy the state authorities for permission to provoke the investigation on a case by case foundation.
This comes a day after the central probe company registered an FIR within the TRP ‘rip-off’ case based on a reference from the Uttar Pradesh Police. The case, which was earlier registered at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow on a grievance of an promoting firm promoter, was handed over to the CBI by the UP authorities.
On October 8, the Mumbai police had claimed it had busted a “racket” of “fraudulent” manipulation of Tv Ranking Factors (TRPs) involving three channels together with Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV.
Six individuals have been arrested by the police within the ‘rip-off’, which allegedly includes inducing houses which type the pattern set whose TV viewing is monitored to make sure that sure channels get larger rankings.
Previously, states like Rajasthan and West Bengal had withdrawn basic consent to the CBI, which stories on to the Union Dwelling Ministry.
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