Up to date: December 8, 2020 10:24:36 pm
The ARG outlier Media Non-public Restricted, which runs Republic TV, and its editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on Monday approached the Bombay Excessive Courtroom in search of keep on the investigation by the Mumbai Police within the alleged TRP fraud case. The appliance additionally acknowledged that Ghanshyam Singh, Assistant Vice President (Distribution) of Republic TV who was arrested, was assaulted by the cops in custody.
The ARG sought safety of its staff from the “malicious witch hunt and abuse of energy” by the Mumbai Police through the investigation within the TRP case. The ARG filed an interim software in a plea for quashing of the FIRs in opposition to Republic TV and its staff, pending earlier than the Excessive Courtroom. The TV channel had additionally sought instructions to switch the investigation to the CBI.
Earlier, on November 25, HC allowed ARG to amend its petition in order to problem the chargesheet filed by Mumbai Police in the TRP case. The corporate had filed a petition for quashing the FIR registered by the Mumbai Police within the case and summons issued to its senior officers.
The HC had additionally continued an interim reduction by which it directed the Mumbai Police to summon staff of Hansa Analysis Group, complainant within the case, for inquiry solely two days per week for a “cheap time” till the subsequent listening to. The corporate had requested for the probe to be transferred to the CBI.
The appliance acknowledged that Ghanshyam Singh was arrested by the Mumbai Police and remanded in police custody until November 17, although he had cooperated with the probe and made appearances each time summoned. Singh was granted bail by Mumbai classes courtroom on December 5.
The plea claimed that Singh was taken to a separate room by the police and bodily tortured. The appliance acknowledged, “Singh was barbarically hit and whipped with a thick belt that was stored within the room…Singh was compelled to increase his hand earlier than the cops and he was whipped by a chakki (thick) belt 3 times (twice on the suitable hand and as soon as on the left hand). It’s clear that the strategies of torture have been pre-planned and put in place even earlier than Singh’s questioning commenced, given the room was already laden with torture instruments.”
The plea additional claimed that Singh was mentally tortured and threatened with hurt to his bodily wellbeing, in order to compel him to relate falsehoods and implicate himself and ARG within the TRP case. Singh was coerced proper from the start of his police custody to fabricate a lie which he categorically and fully denied, it mentioned. Singh was requested to falsely implicate his colleagues at Republic TV, the plea mentioned.
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