October 26, 2020 8:09:51 pm
THE TENTH accused arrested by the Mumbai Police in reference to the ‘TRP rip-off’ was produced earlier than a Justice of the Peace’s court docket on Monday and remanded in police custody until October 28. The police knowledgeable the court docket that they discovered some suspicious transactions between the accused Abhishek Kolavde and a few TV channels.
The police case is that some TV channels had been paying to get their TRP’s boosted illegally. The funds had been allegedly made to former workers of Hansa analysis company contracted to measure TRP’s on behalf of Broadcast Viewers Analysis Council (BARC).
As per the remand report submitted by the Mumbai crime department, they needed to hold out joint questioning of a number of the arrested accused within the case for which they sought the custody of Kolavde. The police additional identified that there have been some transactions between Kolavde and sure channels allegedly concerned in boosting TRP’s that needed to be checked.
The police have named the “house owners” of Republic TV, Information Nation, Mahamovie, and one Rocky as needed accused within the case. The police additional knowledgeable the court docket that a number of the channels concerned in boosting TRP’s had been free-to-air channels that means the one supply of revenue they’d had been from the commercials of those channels.
“The commercials in flip had been depending on TRP and therefore these had been being boosted illegally,” the police remand talked about. The court docket despatched the arrested accused to police custody until October 28. In the meantime, the court docket launched Umesh Mishra, one of many accused arrested within the case, on bail.
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