Republic Media Community, in an announcement earlier within the day, stated the police’s allegations had been laughable. The only goal of the probe was to focus on Republic TV, it stated.
The crime department of Mumbai Police on Thursday nabbed 55-year-old Dasgupta in Pune district when he was heading for Pune from Goa. On Friday he was produced earlier than a Mumbai court docket which despatched him in police custody until December 28.
A police launch on Friday described him as “mastermind” of the racket.
Interrogation of Romil Ramgarhia, a former chief working officer of BARC who was arrested earlier, revealed that he was concerned in rigging of Tv Score Factors (TRP) with’s Dasgupta’s connivance, police stated.
Dasgupta, who was BARC CEO between June 2013 to November 2019, misused his place and was instrumental in manipulation of TRP of sure TV channels together with Republic Bharatand Republic TV, the discharge alleged.
Republic Media Community, which has already denied wrongdoing, stated the police’s allegations in the entire case had been laughable. The investigation was a farce and its sole goal was to focus on Republic TV, it claimed.
BARC, which had complained to the police about alleged rigging, had stated in emails in October and November that Republic TV was not concerned, the media group stated.
Dasgupta is the fifteenth particular person to be arrested within the case. A lot of the accused within the case at the moment are out on bail.
Mumbai police started the probe after the BARC, a ranking company, filed a grievance about rigging of TRP by some channels.
TRP, measured by recording viewership information at pattern households, is essential because it helps TV channels entice advertisers. It was alleged that a few of these households had been being bribed to tune into sure channels to ramp up their scores.