MUMBAI: The names of two extra TV channels have surfaced in the course of the investigation of alleged pretend Tv Score Factors (TRP) rip-off, police mentioned on Wednesday.
Whereas one is a information channel, the opposite one is an leisure channel, the official mentioned.
“Through the investigation, it got here to mild that these two channels have been additionally concerned in fixing the TRP by paying cash to households for watching them,” he mentioned.
“Whereas investigating the pretend TRP racket, the police have added contemporary sections of IPC, together with 174, 179, 201, 204,” he mentioned.
In response to the official, the police had earlier registered an offence beneath part 409 (felony breach of belief), 420 (dishonest), 120(B), 34 of IPC within the case, he mentioned including the crime department submitted the letter to the court docket about including new sections.
Earlier three channels, together with Republic TV, was discovered allegedly concerned within the TRP racket.
In the meantime the probe group on Wednesday as soon as once more recorded statements of Republic TV CFO S Sundaram and govt editor Niranjan Narayanswami, he mentioned.
The alleged pretend TRP rip-off got here to mild when scores company Broadcast Viewers Analysis Council (BARC) filed a criticism with the police by Hansa Analysis Group, alleging that sure channels have been rigging TRP numbers to lure advertisers.
It was alleged that some households at whose homes meters for amassing information of viewership have been put in have been being bribed to tune into a specific channel.