A courtroom on Tuesday despatched the chief government of India’s fiercely nationalist and fashionable Republic tv community to jail for 14 days, his lawyer mentioned, after his arrest by the police in a case regarding manipulation of tv rankings. Mumbai police alleged that Republic TV tried to artificially inflate its viewers rankings by paying individuals to tune in to the channel and Vikas Khanchandani, the community’s CEO, has refused to cooperate with the investigation, in keeping with courtroom paperwork seen by Reuters.
Republic TV and its combative founder and important anchor Arnab Goswami are largely seen as sympathetic to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Occasion. In November, a courtroom despatched Goswami to jail after the police arrested him for allegedly abetting the suicide of an inside decorator who purportedly left a word saying Republic TV had not paid him for design work on its tv studio.
Goswami was later launched, and his channel blamed native politicians, angered by its information protection, for his arrest.