NEW DELHI: After a rigmarole of over one month, Mumbai Police has filed a cost sheet within the court docket, within the pretend TRP rip-off, which was busted by town police following a grievance by Hansa Analysis Group, part of the Broadcast Viewers Analysis Council (BARC).
Thus far, 12 arrests have been made by the crime model within the case, together with homeowners of Fakt Marathi, Field Cinema, and distribution head of Republic TV.
The pretend TRP rip-off got here to gentle final month when ranking company Broadcast Viewers Analysis Council (BARC) filed a grievance via Hansa Analysis Group, alleging that sure tv channels had been rigging TRP numbers. Hansa had been tasked with putting in barometers, which report viewership knowledge at pattern households.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh final month claimed that Republic TV and two Marathi channels Field Cinema and Fakt Marathi- had been concerned in manipulating TRPs.
The Maharashtra authorities final month withdrew its “normal consent” given to the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe circumstances within the state, within the wake of the CBI taking on a case registered by Uttar Pradesh Police in opposition to “unknown” channels and individuals over alleged fudging of TRP.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) just lately filed a cash laundering grievance within the alleged TRP rigging rip-off being investigated by the Mumbai Police.